Winton Aldridge

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Rowland De Winton Aldridge (1906–1997) (commonly known as Winton Aldridge) was a British architect, architectural historian and artist. He was born in Kent and named in honour of his great grandmother, Catherine Rebecca de Winton, a member of the Parry de Winton engineering family.[1]

An authority on the architecture of the 18th century, Aldridge was an important influence on his close friend, newspaper owner the 2nd Baron Iliffe, during Iliffe's complete restoration of Basildon Park.[2][3]

Aldridge was a protegee of Edward Wesson, one of the most "outstanding" watercolour artists of the 20th century,[4] during the mid-20th century, Aldrige was a prolific artist of landscapes, seascapes and urban riverscapes. He usually signed his work "R Winton Aldridge".


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  2. ^ The Times, Friday, Dec 09, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48173; col D
  3. ^ Pugh, p14
  4. ^ So described in Aspire Magazine, p7. Issue 119