Sir William Chambers, R.A.

Preferred Media: Architecture , interior design and furniture design
Born: 23 February 1723 in Göteborg, Sweden
Died: 8 March 1796
Nationality: British
Category of Membership: Foundation Member
Elected R.A: 10 Dec 1768
Treasurer From: 1768-1796
 
Works of Art: 20
Books: 12
Archives: 57
Works by

Design of a capital illustrating...   
Design of a capital illustrating...
c.1757-70
William Chambers
  

Copy design of Temple for...   
Copy design of Temple for...
c.1780
William Chambers
  

Design, unexecuted, for alterations and...   
Design, unexecuted, for alterations and...
c.1775
William Chambers
  

Design, as built, for southwest...   
Design, as built, for southwest...
c.1788
William Chambers
  

Alternative design for window wall...   
Alternative design for window wall...
c.1795
William Chambers
  

Design for window wall, Queen...   
Design for window wall, Queen...
1794
William Chambers
  
 

Design for wall with two...   
Design for wall with two...
1795
William Chambers
  

Design, almost as executed, for...   
Design, almost as executed, for...
c.1791
William Chambers
  

Design, almost as executed, for...   
Design, almost as executed, for...
c.1791
William Chambers
  

Design, almost as executed, for...   
Design, almost as executed, for...
c.1789
William Chambers
  

Unexecuted project for Harewood House,...   
Unexecuted project for Harewood House,...
1756?
William Chambers
  
Works after

Head of a River God...   
Head of a River God...
William Chambers
  
Works associated with

Portrait of Sir William Chambers,...   
Portrait of Sir William Chambers,...
17 March 1793
George Dance
  

Portrait of Sir William Chambers...   
Portrait of Sir William Chambers...
1792?
Pierre-Étienne Falconet
  

Portrait of William Chambers   
Portrait of William Chambers
Pierre-Étienne Falconet
  

Portrait of Sir William Chambers...   
Portrait of Sir William Chambers...
1 March 1785
Joshua Reynolds
  

Sir William Chambers, K.P.S., Treasurer...   
Sir William Chambers, K.P.S., Treasurer...
1 December 1780
Joshua Reynolds
  

Portrait of Sir William Chambers,...   
Portrait of Sir William Chambers,...
ca. 1780
Joshua Reynolds
  
 

Portrait of Sir William Chambers...   
Portrait of Sir William Chambers...
1 October 1817
John Romney
  

The Royal Academicians in General...   
The Royal Academicians in General...
1795
Henry Singleton
  

Dobson, Austin   Old Kensington palace : and other papers - London 1910   
14/5253   
Benn, R. Davis   Style in furniture / by R. Davis Benn; with illustrations by W.C. Baldcock - London; New York; Bombay 1904   
14/939   
Chambers, William, R.A.   A Treatise On Civil Architecture, In Which The Principles of that Art are laid down, and Illustrated by a great Number of Plates, Accurately Designed, and Elegantly Engraved by the best Hands. By William Chambers, Member of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Florence, and Architect toTheir Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Princess Dowager of Wales. - - London [1759]   
06/4209   
Chambers, William, R.A.   A Dissertation On Oriental Gardening; By Sr William Chambers, Comptroller-General Of His Majesty's Works, &c. The Second Edition, With Additions. To Which Is Annexed, An Explanatory Discourse, By Tan Chet-Qua, of Quang-Chew-Fu, Gent. - London: 1773.   
06/2974   
Mejjer, Cornelis Jansz   L'Arte Di Rendere I Fiumi Navigabili In varii modi, con altre nuove inventioni, e varii altri segreti Divisa In Tre Parti Con trè Tavole in lingua Latina, Francese, e Ollandese per la commodità de gl'Oltramontani. Parte Prima. Diversi Lavori d'acqua, Palificate, Molini, Porti di Mare, Cavasanghi, Condotti, Fontane, varie machine per rimediar all'Inondazioni de' Fiumi, per far passar la Barche sopra Ponti, e cadute d'acqua, e per cavar le Barche affogate. Parte Seconda. Diversi segreti per conoscere la bontà de' metalli, e la virtù della Calamita, diverse esperienze sopra la gravezza dell'aria e dell'acqua. Varii modi per far Carrozze che caminano senza Cavalli, Carretti, Calessi, Occhiali per tutte le sorti di vista, con varii Instromenti per vivellare l'acque, piani, ed alzate, per alzare la Colonna Traiana in aria, col modo di rompere un Bichiero con la voce, Bonificare terreni seccar paludi di Bologna e Ferrara, e finalmente far una camera con ottanta commodi. Parte Terza. Varie Osservazioni de Pianeti, e loro Satelliti, Comete che hanno da seguire, con il modo di far varii ornamenti attorno le Guglie. Date Al Publico Dall' Ingegniero Cornelio Meyer Olandese Dell' Accademia Fisicomatematica Romana. - In Roma 1696. Con Licenza De' Superiori.   
03/2664   
Chambers, William, R.A.   A Treatise On The Decorative Part Of Civil Architecture. Illustrated By Fifty Original, and Three Additional Plates, Engraved by Old Rooker, Old Fourdrinier, Charles Grignion, and other eminent Hands. - By Sir William Chambers, K. P. S. Surveyor General of His Majesty's Works; Treasurer, and Member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London; also of those of Paris, and Florence. FRS. FAS. FSSS. - The Third Edition, considerably augmented. - London; [1791]   
03/2520   
Chambers, William, R.A.   A Treatise On Civil Architecture, In Which The Principles of that Art are laid down, And Illustrated by a great Number of Plates, Accurately Designed, and Elegantly Engraved by the best Hands. By William Chambers, Member of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Florence, of the Royal Academy of Architecture in Paris, and of the Society of Sciences in Stockholm, Architect to the King, the Queen, and Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. The Second Edition. - London: [1768]   
03/2519   
Chambers, William, R.A.   Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views Of The Gardens And Buildings At Kew in Surry, The Seat of Her Royal Highness The Princess Dowager of Wales. By William Chambers, member Of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Florence, and of the Royal Academy of Architecture at Paris, Architect To the King, and to Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. - London [1763]   
03/2522   
Chambers, William, R.A.   Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils. Engraved by the Best Hands, From the Originals drawn in China By Mr. Chambers, Architect Member of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Florence. To which is annexed, A Description of their Temples, Houses, Gardens, &c. - London: [1757]   
03/2521   
Fontana, Carlo   Templum Vaticanum Et Ipsius Origo Cum Aedificiis maxime conspicuis antiquitus, & recens ibidem constitutis; Editum Ab Equite Carolo Fontana Deputato celeberrimi eiusdem Templi Ministro, atque Architecto. Cum plerisque Regulis, novisque Architecturae Operationibus ab Ipsomet in lucem evulgatis. Cum Indice Rerum notabilium ad calcem locupletissimo. Opus In Septem Libros Distributum, Latinisque literis consignatum A Joane Jos: Bonnerve De S. Romain. Et dicatum Eminentissimis, ac Reverentissimis Dominis Cardinalibus Sacrae Congregationi R. Fabricae Divi Petri Deputatis. - Romae [1694]   
03/2576   
Fontana, Domenico   Della Trasportatione Dell'Obelisco Vaticano Et Delle Fabriche Di Nostro Signore Papa Sisto V Fatte Dal Cavallier Domenico Fontana Architetto Di Sua Santita Libro Primo Con Licentia De Superiori. - In Roma: [1590]   
03/2575   
Fontana, Carlo   Utilissimo Trattato Dell' Acque Correnti Diviso In Tre Libri Nel Quale Si notificano le Misure, ed Esperienze di Esse. I Giuochi, e Scherzi, li quali per mezzo dell'Aria, e del Fuoco, vengono operati dall'Acqua, Con diversi necessarii ammaestramenti intorno al modo di far Condotti, Fistole, Bottini, ed altro, per condurre l'Acque ne' luoghi destinati. Con una esatta notizia di tutto quello, ch'e stato operato intorno alla conduttura dell'Acqua di Bracciano. Il tutto con diligenza, e studio osservato, e dato in luce con le Delineazioni Dal Cavalier Carlo Fontana. Dedicato Alla Sagra, E Real Maesta' Di Giuseppe Ignazio D'Austria Re' De Romani, &c. - In Roma: [1696]   
03/2579   
785/4    Agreeement to erect a monument to Countess of Mountrath    30 Mar 1767    Item   
YE/8    Warrant appointing John Yenn Treasurer of the Royal Academy    31 Mar 1796    Item   
YE/6    Warrant appointing John Yenn as Clerk of the King's Works at New Park Lodge    10 Nov 1780    Item   
YE/5    Printed inscription for a monument to the memory of Sir William Chambers    [1796]    Item   
YE/4    [draft or copy] Sir William Chambers, to George III    12 Mar 1795    Item   
YE/1    Autobiography of Joseph Wilton, sculptor    Aug 1799    Item   
AND/7/101    Title page of the 1789 Academy catalogue    1789    Item   
JU/1/35    Royal warrant for building work by Sir William Chambers at Somerset House    28 Apr 1789    Item   
JU/1/34    Receipt of William Chambers    22 Mar 1787    Item   
AND/3/115    [copy] Henry Weekes, Eccleston Street, Pimlico, to J. Anderdon    22 Jul 1871 [& 24 Dec 1771]    Item   
AND/3/93    [copy] Sir William Chambers, Berners Street, to [unknown]    27 Jan 1778    Item   
HU/2/58    Thos. Jenkins, Rome, to Ozias Humphry, 29 Rathbone Place, Oxford Road, London    16 Aug 1777    Item   
HU/2/54    [draft] Ozias Humphry, to [Thomas Jenkins]    [1777]    Item   
REY/3/67-94    Papers relating to Reynolds's resignation from the Royal Academy    [1790]    Item   
SA/45/1    Rules for the management by the Society of Artists of the Duke of Richmond's sculpture gallery    [1770]    Item   
AND/1/27    Calling card (with decorative border), with Anderdon's brief notes on the formation of the Academy    [1768]    Item   
AND/1/26    A brief history of the rise and progress of the Royal Academy from the notes and memoranda of Benjamin West    [1807]    Item   
AND/1/17    Dedicatory page for a dissertation on [architecture?] by Sir William Chambers    1768    Item   
SA/36/48/1    Joseph Wilton, Edward Penny, Richard Wilson, Benjamin West, William Chambers, G. M. Moser, Paul Sandby, F. M. Newton, to Joshua Kirby    10 Nov 1768    Item   
SA/36/33    William Chambers, to Joshua Kirby    13 Mar 1769    Item   
SA/35/48    Report of the Committee of Accounts    16 Jan 1769    Item   
SA/35/47    Receipt of George Stubbs, Treasurer    17 Jan 1769    Item   
SA/34/22    Joseph Wilton, Edward Penny, Richard Wilson, G. M. Moser, Benjamin West, Paul Sandby, William Chambers, F. M. Newton, to Joshua Kirby    10 Nov 1768    Item   
SA/34/21    William Chambers, Berners Street, to the President and Directors of the Society of Artists of Great Britain    16 Jan [1769]    Item   
SA/34/20    B. Ralph, Assistant Secretary [to William Chambers]    05 Jan 1769    Item   
SA/34/19    Theo[dosius] Forrest [to William Chambers]    24 Dec 1768    Item   
SA/34/12    Francis Cotes, Cavendish Square, to William Chambers    14 Jun 1768    Item   
SA/33/6    Draft minutes of the Committee of Accounts    27 Dec 1768    Item   
SA/19    Accounts of George Stubbs's Treasurership    1773    Series   
SA/18/1    Joseph Wilton, Edward Penny, Richard Wilson, Benjamin West, William Chambers, G. M. Moser, Paul Sandby, F. M. Newton, to Joshua Kirby    10 Nov 1768    piece   
SA    Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain, papers    1759-1807    Fonds   
CHA    Sir William Chambers, letters, literary manuscripts and bills    c.1755-1789    Fonds   
RAA/SEC/1/68    Receipt from Thomas Banks    03 Jul 1770    Item   
RAA/SEC/1/53    Receipt from Thomas Tomkins    08 Jul 1790    Item   
RAA/SEC/1/52    Receipted bill of C. Catton    1777-1778    Item   
RAA/SEC/1/13    Receipt from Joseph Baretti, London, to Sir William Chambers    24 Mar 1783    Item   
RAA/SEC/1/1    Regulations of the Friday Nights Club    05 Oct 1770    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/22/1    Indenture of apprenticeship of William Brooking    30 Jun 1769    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/93/1    Memorial of the Secretary [John Inigo Richards] to the President and Council    1796    Item   
NOR/6    James Northcote, to [Samuel Northcote]    19 Dec 1771    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/6/4    F. Barret to Sir William Chambers    4 Jul [c.1805]    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/6/1    Frances Barret, [widow of George Barret] 40 Bryanstone Street, to Sir William Chambers    06 Sep 1787    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/5/5    Thomas Banks, Rome, to Sir William Chambers, Berners Street, London    15 Dec 1773    File   
RAA/SEC/2/2/2    John Bacon, Newman Street, to the Council    22 Apr 1786    Item   
RAA/IF    Instrument of Foundation    10 Dec 1768    Sub-fonds   
RAA/KEE/12    Records of the School of Architecture    1876-1950    Series   
RAA/TRE/2/1/2    Bills, receipts and quarterly statements of expenditure    1788    File   
RAA/TRE/2/1    Accounting records of Sir William Chambers    1768-1795    Sub-series   
RAA/TRE/2    Treasurer's annual accounts    1768-1977    Series   
RAA/TRE/2/1/1    [copy] Annual accounts of Sir William Chambers    1768-1795    Item   
RAA/TRE/1/1    Quarterly expenditure and annual balance sheets    1768-1795    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/5/3    Thomas Banks, Rome, to Sir William Chambers, Berners Street, London    26 Sep 1772    Item   
RAA/GA/1/1    General Assembly minutes, vol. 1    14 Dec 1768 - 10 Dec 1796    Item   
RAA/TRE    Records of the Treasurer    1768-1992    Sub-fonds   
RAA/PC/1/2    Council minutes, vol. 2    07 Mar 1785 - 20 Jul 1798    Item   
RAA/PC/1/1    Council minutes, vol. 1    20 Dec 1768 - 31 Dec 1784    Item   
RAA    Royal Academy of Arts, official archive    1768-2001    Fonds