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A RARE GROUP OF FIVE PERSPECTIVE DRAWINGS DESIGNED BY ROBERT WEIR SCHULTZ (1860-1951)

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Pencil and crayon on paper.

Marks:
(1) The Holiday Cottage inscribed at lower left:
A HOLIDAY COTTAGE FOR CHILDREN FROM LONDON AT HIGHAM KENT / Robert Weir Schultz, Architect. 1899.

(2) The Beaumonts picture is signed at the lower left:
C.W.W. 1904
and inscribed at the bottom:
HOUSE NEAR EDENBRIDGE, KENT ROBERT WEIR SCHULTZ ARCHT.

(3) and (4) The How Green pictures both signed at lower left:
C.W.W. 1905
and inscribed at the bottom:
HOW GREEN: HEVER, KENT: for M.V. CHARINGTON ESQ: R. WEIR SCHULTZ: ARCHITECT, AD 1905

And inscribed on the reverse in ink:
Drawn by
F.C.M (Frank Mears)
C.W.W. ( Wood)
T.B.W. ( )
Notes in RSW writing on original margin

(5) The Royal Colonial Institute inscribed at bottom:
ROYAL COLONIAL INSTITUTE: SKETCH DESIGN OF PROPOSED MEMORIAL HALL: ROBERT W.S. WEIR, ARCHITECT, MARCH 1919

This group of perspective drawings by the Scottish architect Robert Weir Schultz (1860-1951) represents three homes he designed near Kent, including How Green, Beaumonts and a Holiday Cottage, as well as a design for the Royal Colonial Institute in London.

Born in Glasgow, Schultz began his career as a student of architecture around the age of sixteen, attending classes at the Watt Institute and as apprentice to the renowned Victorian architect Robert Rowand Anderson from around 1878 until 1884. Following his tenure with Anderson, Schultz was introduced to Richard Norman Shaw and entered his office as an assistant. Around this time Shaw’s assistants and former assistants founded the Art Worker’s Guild; among them were Edward Schroeder Prior, Mervyn Macartney, Ernest Newton and William Richard Lethaby, who was appointed Principal to the Central School of Arts and Crafts in Bloomsbury, and who had a decisive influence on Schultz. Schultz belonged to the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society and made the acquaintance of other Arts & Crafts titans like Sir Edwin Lutyens and Charles Rennie Macintosh, who would also influence his work. Afterward he gained employment with Ernest George & Peto in 1886.

Full research report available on request.

Full research report available on request.