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Saint Pancras Hotel (From Pentonville Road looking west evening)- John O'Connor - Framed Print - 16"H x 20"W

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Saint Pancras Hotel (From Pentonville Road looking west evening)- John O'Connor - Framed Print - 16"H x 20"W

John O'Connor  was an Irish painter.

His uncle, a lessee of the Belfast and Liverpool theaters, provided him with work as a call-boy and an assistant in scene-painting at the Belfast theater.

Having become a proficient painter O'Connor found employment in 1848 at Drury Lane, and from 1863 was principal Scene Painter at the Haymarket Theatre. In 1879 he was invited by Richard D'Oyly Carte to provide the London settings for a new Gilbert and Sullivan opera, The Pirates of Penzance.

The settings were so well admired that O'Connor was asked to be scenic designer for the next Gilbert & Sullivan production of Patience.

He began to exhibit at the Society of British Artists, during this time he became popular with the Royal family, and produced drawings of many important Court ceremonials

St Pancras railway station / Hotel is a central London railway terminus and Grade I listed building

Widely known for its Victorian architecture, the station stands between the British Library, King's Cross station and the Regent's Canal. It was deemed a "Cathedral of Travel"

After escaping planned demolition in the 1960s, mainly due to the work of Sir John Betjeman, he was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. He began his career as a journalist and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television. It has become an Icon


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