Ebenezer Howard portrait and Letchworth masterplan on display at National Portrait Gallery

A portrait of Ebenezer Howard painted by Spencer Pryse.

A portrait of Ebenezer Howard painted by Spencer Pryse. - Credit: Archant

A portrait of Ebenezer Howard and the original Letchworth masterplan are currently on loan at the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition, Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, explores the influence of his ideas on art, craft and society – featuring Spencer Pryse’s portrait of Howard in the garden cities section of the Wolfson Gallery.

Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin’s masterplan is a central exhibit, emphasising their innovative thinking about integrating architectural planning and natural beauty.

Garden City Collection curator Vicky Axell said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the success of Howard’s first garden city to a wider audience.

“William Morris influenced so many during his lifetime, including the work of Ebenezer Howard and Letchworth architects Parker and Unwin.”

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The exhibition runs until January 11.

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