Sainsbury, Peter: Tyne Street, Stepney


A detailed hand-drawn illustration of a proposed high-rise development on behalf of Majorcas and Guest architects in submission to the Greater London Council, a view looking south across Stepney towards the River Thames, newly framed. Peter Sainsbury’s practice was the ‘go to’ agency for architectural illustration in the 1960s, and whose highly skilled work was destroyed by the introduction of CAD (Computer Aided Design).

Artist: Peter Sainsbury, (dates not known)

Title and date: Tyne Street, Stepney, 1960s

Size: 100 x 80 cms.


Artist description:

One of the foremost architectural illustrators of his day, Peter Sainsbury spent some time studying theatrical stage set design before qualifying as an architect, going into partnership with the architect Derek Stephenson in the late 1950s at Sackville Street W1. His studio produced some of the most iconic architectural illustrations of the 1960s and ‘70s, and his artwork for new architectural designs was regularly on show the Royal Academy, just around the corner from his studio.