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About the BRF Collection

The Byzantine Research Fund Archive (BRF) is a unique collection of architectural drawings, photographs and notebooks created from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century by a small team of British architects trained in the Arts & Crafts tradition whose studies of Byzantium shaped the Byzantine Revival in later years.

The collection contains over 1,500 drawings and 1,000 photographs, numerous notebooks and the corporate records associated with the Byzantine Research and Publication Fund, the original body created in 1907 to support this work. Although the Fund was associated with the BSA from the time it was founded, it was not until 1937 that the BSA formerly took over the property and operation of it. The BRF Archive contains records of Byzantine monuments in Greece, Turkey, Italy, the Near East, Egypt, and Cyprus. In some cases, the collection contains the only record of a monument before its destruction in modern times, the most important example being the church of Hagios Demetrios in Thessalonike which was almost completely destroyed in the Great Fire of 1917 shortly after being recorded by one of the BRF architects, Walter Sykes George. It also contains personal records of the following architects; Robert Weir Schultz, Sidney Howard Barnsley, Walter Sykes George, William Harvey, Harold Swainson, Peter Gus Corbett, and A.H.S (Peter) Megaw. The aspirations of the BRF Archive Project today are to make these materials accessible to a wide range of researchers.

Metamorphosis[BRF/01/01/02/001], Metamorphosis, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/001], Metamorphosis, 1888-1890

Ground plan. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Metamorphosis[BRF/01/01/02/002], Metamorphosis, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/002], Metamorphosis, 1888-1890

Section of the floor pavement in front of the holy bema (mosaic-marble opus sectile). Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/003], Panagia, Sept.1897 [BRF/01/01/02/003], Panagia, Sept.1897

Ground plan. The drawing is signed in ink on the lower left, "Pieter Rodeck's work, L. Alma-Tadema" and annotated in pencil in the lower left-hand corner, "The Dormition of the Virgin, Skripou. Traced from the original drawing made on the spot, Sept. 1897." Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/004], Panagia, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/004], Panagia, 1897?

Ground plan. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/005], Panagia, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/005], Panagia, 1897?

Ground plan. This is a preliminary drawing. Futher annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/006], Panagia, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/006], Panagia, 1897?

Ground plan. This is a preliminary drawing. Futher annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/007], Panagia, Sept.1897 [BRF/01/01/02/007], Panagia, Sept.1897

Longitudinal section. This is a preliminary drawing. It is signed in ink in the lower right-hand corner in ink "Pieter Rodeck's work. L. Alma-Tadema" (possibly the Dutch Painter who was Rodeck's uncle) . Annotation in pencil in the upper left-hand corner, "The Dormition of the Virgin Skripou, Greece. Measured and drawn on the spot Sept. 1897" (possible written by Rodeck). Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/008], Panagia, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/008], Panagia, 1897?

Longitudinal section. This is a preliminary drawing. Futher annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/009], Panagia, Sept.1897 [BRF/01/01/02/009], Panagia, Sept.1897

West elevation. This is a preliminary drawing in pencil. It is signed in ink (left centre), "Pieter Rodeck's work, L. Alma- Tadema" and annotated in pencil, "The Dormition of the Virgin Skripou, measured and drawn on the spot, Sept. 1897". Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/010], Panagia, Sept.1897 [BRF/01/01/02/010], Panagia, Sept.1897

South elevation. This is a preliminary drawing in pencil. It is signed in ink, "Pieter Rodeck's work" in upper right hand (probably also by L. Alma- Tadema) and dated in pencil in the upper left-hand corner, "The Dormition of the Virgin, Skripou, Greece. Measured and drawn on the spot Sept. 1897." Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/011], Panagia, Sept.1897 [BRF/01/01/02/011], Panagia, Sept.1897

East elevation. This is a preliminary drawing in pencil. It is signed in ink in the upper right corner, "Pieter Rodeck's work - L. Alma-Tadema" and annotated in pencil in the upper left-hand, "The Dormition of the Virgin, Skripou, Greece. Measured and drawn on the spot Sept. 1897." . Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia[BRF/01/01/02/012], Panagia, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/012], Panagia, 1897?

West elevation. This is a preliminary drawing. It has been left unfinished.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/016], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/016], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Plan of the crypt (left) - Ground plan of the naos (right). The drawing is entitled in ink:'Monastery of St Nicolas near Skripou Boeotia'. It is labelled in ink: 'Plan of Crypt' and 'Plan'.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/017], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/017], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Plan of the naos. This is a preliminary drawing. It is labelled in ink: 'Monastery Church of St Nicholas Scripou'. Further annotation in ink and pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/019], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/019], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Cross section (left) - Longitudinal section (right). The drawing is entitled in ink: 'Monastery of St Nicolas near Skripou Boeotia'. It is labelled in ink:'Section on Line A-A' and 'Section on Line B-B'.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/021], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/021], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Longitudinal section. This is a preliminary drawing. It has been cancelled (crossed out).Unfinished sketches in ink and pencil survive on the reverse.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/022], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/022], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Cross section. This is a preliminary drawing. It is labelled in ink:'Monastery Church of St Nicholas Scripou'. Further annotation in ink and pencil survives. Unfinished sketches in ink and pencil survive on the reverse.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/023], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/023], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Longitudinal section. This is a preliminary drawing. It is labelled in ink:'Monastery of St Nicholas Scripou'. Further annotation in ink and pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/024], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/024], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Isometric section. The drawing is entitled in ink:'Monastery of St Nicolas near Skripou Boeotia'. It is labelled in ink:'An Isometrical View looking South-West'.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/025], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/025], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

West elevation. The drawing is labelled in ink:'West Elevation'. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/027], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/027], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

East elevation (left) - North elevation (right). The drawing is entitled in ink:'Monastery of St Nicolas near Skripou Boeotia'. It is labelled in ink:'East Elevation' and 'North Elevation'.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/028], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/028], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

North elevation. This is a preliminary drawing. It is labelled in ink:'Monastery Church of St Nicholas Scripou', 'North Elevation'. Further annotation in pencil survives. Unfinished sketches in ink and pencil survive on the reverse.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/029], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/029], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

East elevation. This is a preliminary drawing. It is labelled in ink:'Monastery Church of St Nicholas Scripou', 'East Elevation'. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/031], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/031], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Details of various mouldings. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/032], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/032], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Column - Doorways. The drawing is entitled in ink:'Monastery of St Nicolas near Skripou Boeotia'. Futher annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/033], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/033], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Arches with brick onaments. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/034], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/034], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Columns and arches with brick ornaments. This is a preliminary drawing. On the reverse: unfinished sketch of ground plan of the church. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/195], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/195], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Columns and capitals. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. On the reverse: part of dated lithograph (12/12/1896). P. Rodeck also contributed on drawings of this church.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/036], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/036], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Detail of the vaulting of the crypt. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia[BRF/01/01/02/037], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890 [BRF/01/01/02/037], Hagios Nikolaos sta Kampia, 1888-1890

Fragments of the original iconostasis. The drawing is labelled in ink:'Detailed Fragments of Original Iconostasis'. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Hagios Sozon[BRF/01/01/02/038], Hagios Sozon, Oct. 1897 [BRF/01/01/02/038], Hagios Sozon, Oct. 1897

Plan of the dome (on top) - Longitudinal section (middle row on the left) - Ground plan (middle row on the right) - Various mouldings (lower row on the left) - Cross section (lower row on the right). This is a preliminary drawing in pencil. It is annotated in pencil on the upper left-hand corner, "St. Sostes, Skripou, Greece. measured and drawin on the spot, October 1897" and signed in ink in the lower right-hand corner, "Pieter Rodeck's work L. Alma-Tadema". Further annotation in pencil survives. The church is referred to as 'Hagios Sostes'.

Hagios Sozon[BRF/01/01/02/039], Hagios Sozon, Oct. 1897 [BRF/01/01/02/039], Hagios Sozon, Oct. 1897

East elevation (on the left) - South elevation (on the right). This is a preliminary drawing in pencil. It is annotated in pencil on the upper left-hand corner, "S. Sostes, Skripou, Greece. measured and drawn on the spot, Oct. 1897" and signed in ink in the lower right-hand corner, "Pieter Rodeck's work, L. Alma- Tadema". Further annotation in pencil survives. The church is referred to as 'Hagios Sostes'.

Hagios Sozon[BRF/01/01/02/040], Hagios Sozon, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/040], Hagios Sozon, 1897?

Upper row: South elevation (on the left) - East elevation (on the right), Middle row: Longitudinal ection (on the left) - Cross section (on the right) - Lower row: Ground plan (on the left) - Dome plan (on the right). Further annotation in pencil survives. The church is referred to as 'Hagios Sostes'.

Hagios Sozon[BRF/01/01/02/041], Hagios Sozon, 1897? [BRF/01/01/02/041], Hagios Sozon, 1897?

Upper row: South elevation (on the left) - East elevation (on the right), Middle Row: Longitudinal section (on the left) - Cross section (on the right) - Lower row: Ground plan (on the left) - Dome plan (on the right). This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. The church is referred to as 'Hagios Sostes'.

Hagia Sophia[BRF/01/01/13/012], Hagia Sophia, 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/012], Hagia Sophia, 1905-1909

Upper row: Longitudinal section, Cross section, West elevation. Lower row: Ground plan. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'The Church of Sta Sophia at Andravida in Elis Greece'. It is labelled In ink: 'Long Section', 'Cross Section', 'West Elevation'. Further annotation in ink survives.

Hagia Sophia[BRF/01/01/13/013], Hagia Sophia, 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/013], Hagia Sophia, 1905-1909

Sketches, Sections and Plans of various architectural members and parts of the building. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'The Church of Sta Sophia at Andravida in Elis Greece'. Further annotation in ink survives.

Vlachernae Monastery[BRF/01/01/13/001], Vlachernae Monastery, 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/001], Vlachernae Monastery, 1905-1909

Upper rwo: Longitudinal section (left) - Cross section. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'The Monastery of Blachernai Elis Greece'. It is labelled in ink: 'Long Section', 'Section across Narthex', 'Plan', 'Plan over Narthex', 'Cross Section'.

Vlachernae Monastery[BRF/01/01/13/002], Vlachernae Monastery, 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/002], Vlachernae Monastery, 1905-1909

Details of the narthex door, the roof, capitals, cornices, sculpture and masonry. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'The Monastery of Blachernai Elis Greece'. It is labelled in ink: 'Door on North Side over the Narthex', 'Detail of Jmb and Arch', 'SE Angle of Narthex Roof', 'SE Angle of Sanctuary Roof', 'Roundel in an Arch Spandril on the West Front', 'Sill Course at East End made up of Fragments', 'Cornice to the Nave', ' NE Angle of Narthex Roof', 'Masonry Details from the East End and North Side', 'Nave Capital', 'Narthex Capital'.

Theotokos Katholike[BRF/01/01/13/003], Theotokos Katholike, 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/003], Theotokos Katholike, 1905-1909

Upper row: Longitudinal section (left) - Cross section (right). Lower row: Plan (left) - Section through narthex (right). The drawing is entitled in ink:'S. Mary Katholikos Gastouni Elis'. It is labelled in ink: 'Longitudinal Section', 'Cross Section', 'Plan' and 'Section through Narthex'.

Theotokos Katholike[BRF/01/01/13/004], Theotokos Katholike, 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/004], Theotokos Katholike, 1905-1909

Door on north side (lintel-jamb mold-various details) - Brickwork patterns. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'S. Mary Katholikos Gastouni Elis'. It is labelled in ink: 'Built up Door on North Side', 'Monogram Forms in the Brickwork'. Further annotation in ink survives.

Panagia Monastery (Hagios Nikolaos Chapel)[BRF/01/01/13/006], Panagia Monastery (Hagios Nikolaos Chapel), 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/006], Panagia Monastery (Hagios Nikolaos Chapel), 1905-1909

Upper row: Cross section to east, Longitudinal section, East end - Lower row: Ground plan, North side, West end. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'Hagios Nikolaos Isova Greece'. It is labelled in ink: 'Cross Section to East', 'Longitudinal Section to North', 'East End', 'Plan', 'North Side', 'West End'. Further anntotation in ink survives.

Panagia Monastery (Hagios Nikolaos Chapel)[BRF/01/01/13/007], Panagia Monastery (Hagios Nikolaos Chapel), 1905-1909 [BRF/01/01/13/007], Panagia Monastery (Hagios Nikolaos Chapel), 1905-1909

Upper row: 'Cross Section', 'Longitudinal Section', 'East Façade', 'Ground Plan', 'North Side', 'West End'. The drawing is entitled in ink: 'Hagios Nikolaos Isova Greece' - 'Restoration'. It is labelled in ink: 'Cross Section to East', 'Longitudinal Section to North', 'East End', 'Plan', 'North Side', 'West End'.