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Architecture, Cities and History

SC SmallSept2022Illustrator Stephen Conlin has carried out numerous commissions for the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland and Historic Royal Palaces. He works by consulting scholars and using the available documentary evidence in order to enhance the understanding and appreciation of historic buildings.

Reconstruction drawings

SMALLWEBStEdwardsChairAndEEndWestAbbeyReconstruction drawings can show you how these important sites, landmarks and objects would have appeared when first built: in this way you have the chance to see how their designers and architects may originally have intended them to be. These drawings evoke the atmosphere of the past and are accompanied on this website by information about the buildings and objects.

Drawings on the right: on the left, The Coronation Chair was made by order of King Edward I in 1300-1301, painted by Master Walter and decorated with patterns of birds, foliage and animals on a gilt ground. The figure of a king, his feet resting on a lion, was painted on the back. Artwork commisioned by Country Life Magazine. On the right, the east end of Westminster Abbey circa 1500, commissioned by the British Archaeological Association.


ExeterCardStandupWebPublications featuring important British and Irish architectural and historical sites, using detailed illustrations by Stephen Conlin.

These cards are available to view and on this website.  For sales, please use the contact form.


Book: 'Dublin - The Story of a City'

DublinBkCoverBook: 'Dublin - The Story of a City' with main text by Peter Harbison, and detailed drawings and extended captions by Stephen Conlin.

Dublin was founded as a Scandinavian settlement, linked by kinship to Norway; then it became a medieval town that formed part of a Norman sphere of influence across Western Europe. By the eighteenth century, it was a ‘polite’ city of the British Empire, before gaining independence and developing into a bustling, modern European capital.

Hardback: 240 pages/ Size: 280x240 mm/ ISBN: 9781847178138. For sales website click here.

Commissioning and Licensing

GrangeDevelSmallerWebPlease email with an outline of your private or institutional commission project. In the case of wanting a licence for an existing work, please state which piece you have seen, and how you would like to use it.

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