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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.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/02/01/04/076], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/02/01/04/076], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

South window with relief panels. Further annotation in pencil survives at the back of the photograph.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/02/01/04/078], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/02/01/04/078], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Part of the frame of the proskynitarion. Further annotation in pencil survives at the back of the photograph.

Panagia Church - Katholikon[BRF/02/01/04/079], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890? [BRF/02/01/04/079], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890?

Treasury - Processional crosses. Further annotation in pencil survives at the back of the photograph.

Panagia Church - Katholikon[BRF/02/01/04/080], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890? [BRF/02/01/04/080], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890?

Encased skulls from the treasury. Further annotation in pencil survives at the back of the photograph.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/207], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/207], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Elevation of the dome. The drawing is captioned as follows: 'Elevation of Dome no 1 Type'. It had previously been part of the 'Unidentified Drawings' section of the BRPF database.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/081], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/081], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Carved slabs filling the lower parts of window openings and fronts of galleries. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/082], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/082], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Carved slabs filling the lower parts of window openings and fronts of galleries. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/083], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/083], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Carved slab in lower part of window, (on the reverse) Detail of the shrine of Hossios Loukas (north trancept). This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/084], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/084], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Carved slab in lower part of window. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/087], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/087], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Gallery level- Carved slab in lower part of window. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/102], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/102], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Dome elevation (detail with sculpture), Part of elevation (on the reverse). This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Katholikon[BRF/01/01/04/060], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/060], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890?

Panagia Church - Capital and base of window of central apse, Katholikon - Capital of shaft of arcade. The drawing is labelled: 'Capital and Base of Mullion in Window of Central Apse of Small Church' and 'Capital of Shaft of Arcade in Interior of Great Church'.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/061], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/061], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Capital of shaft of the arcade. The drawing is labelled: 'Capital of Shaft of Arcade in Interior of Great Church'.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/062], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/062], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Capital and base of window of central apse. The drawing is labelled: 'Capital and Base of Mullion in Window of Central Apse of Small Church' .

Panagia Church - Katholikon[BRF/01/01/04/065], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/065], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890?

Carved lintels (details). The drawing is labelled as follows: 'Details Of Curved Lintels Now Built Into Walls'. Further annotation in ink survives.

Panagia Church - Katholikon[BRF/01/01/04/075], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/075], Panagia Church - Katholikon, 1890?

Details of lintels, doorways and of the baptismal font (on the reverse). This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/077], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/077], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Tympanum of west doorway (detail). This is apreliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/078], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/078], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Gallery level- Carved slabs in lower parts of windows (details). This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/079], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/079], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Carved slab in lower part of window. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/104], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/104], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Sculpture (details of parts of the epistyle (architrave) of the iconostasis screen. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/105], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/105], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Sculpture (details of capitals, slabs and of parts of the epistyle (architrave) of the iconostasis screen). Same on the reverse. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/106], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/106], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Sculpture (details of capitals, slabs and of parts of the epistyle (architrave) of the iconostasis screen). Same on the reverse. This is a preliminary Drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/109], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/109], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Details of architectural members (pillars- bases, heads). The drawing is labelled: 'A: Details Of Pillar & Base, B: Details Of Head 1-6'. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/115], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/115], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Detail of the sculpture of the iconostasis. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. Drawings survive on both sides.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/116], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/116], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Detail of the sculpture of the iconostasis. This is a preliminary Drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. Drawings survive on both sides.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/117], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/117], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Detail of the sculpture of the iconostasis. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/118], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/118], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Detail of the sculpture of the iconostasis. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. Drawings survive on both sides.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/119], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/119], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Detail of the sculpture of the iconostasis. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. Drawings survive on both sides.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/120], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/120], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Detail of the sculpture of the iconostasis. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/132], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/132], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Details of floor opus sectile. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/133], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/133], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Details of floor opus sectile. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/134], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/134], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Details of floor opus sectile. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/135], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/135], Panagia Church - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Details of floor opus sectile. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/141], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/141], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

South transept - Floor opus sectile (detail). This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives.

Katholikon - Hossios Loukas[BRF/01/01/04/142], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890? [BRF/01/01/04/142], Katholikon - Hossios Loukas, 1890?

Bema - Floor opus sectile (detail). The same on the reverse. This is a preliminary drawing. Further annotation in pencil survives. Drawings survive on both sides.