Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Carter, Owen Browne

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CARTER, OWEN BROWNE (1806–1859), architect and draughtsman, spent most of his life at Winchester, where he had a large local practice as an architect. About 1829–30 he travelled to Egypt in company with Mr. Robert Hay of Linplum, and resided for some length of time at Cairo. There he executed a large number of architectural and topographical drawings, several of which are preserved in the Print Room at the British Museum. A selection of these drawings was lithographed under Carter's superintendence by J. C. Bourne and others, and published in 1840 by Mr. Hay in a folio volume entitled ‘Illustrations of Cairo.’ In 1845, when the Archæological Institute visited Winchester, Carter acted as one of the secretaries to the architectural section. He read a paper on the church of East Meon, Hampshire, and at the final meeting he received a special vote of thanks for the drawings he had supplied. In 1847 and 1849 he exhibited architectural drawings at the Royal Academy. He published some works of local interest, such as ‘Picturesque Memorials of Winchester,’ 1830. He also contributed to ‘Weale's Quarterly Papers on Architecture’ articles on the painted glass windows of Winchester Cathedral, on Beaulieu Abbey, and on the churches of Penton Meausey, Headbourne, Worthey, and Bishopstone. All these articles were accompanied by illustrative drawings. Carter died at Salisbury on 30 March 1859, aged 53.

[Redgrave's Dict. of English Artists; Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1880; Gent. Mag. 3rd ser. vi. 550; Hampshire Chronicle, 2 April 1859; Royal Academy Catalogues; Weale's Quarterly Papers on Architecture; Proceedings of the Archæological Institute, 1845; Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Institute of Architects.]

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