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JOHN NASH - THE ROYAL PAVILION, BRIGHTON C.1830: THE PRIVATE LIBRARY ref: BP6
John Nash created The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, a most exotic and unusual building, for the Prince Regent. Its chinoiserie interiors, which were completed by Frederick Crace in 1822, are among the finest examples to be found. The plates illustrating the building and its interior were drawn by Augustus Pugin and his assistants in 1826, and then printed in aquatint and hand-coloured. Nash was of Welsh extraction, born in 1752, and trained as an architect. He had a long and influential career, and is responsible for some of the most prominent buildings in London. He continued the Adam brothers' design of uniting several houses in a single facade, faced with stucco. He was the Prince Regent's favourite architect, and was responsible for much of the beautiful architecture surrounding Regent's Park and Regent's Street. Much of Buckingham Palace, and buildings such as the Haymarket Theatre, Marble Arch and All Souls, to name but a few, are monuments to Nash's fruitful endeavours.