Bentley, John Francis

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Bentley, John Francis,

1839–1902, English architect. He is noted for his design of Westminster Cathedral, London, an original and imposing structure in the Byzantine style, with a vast, unobstructed nave and tall campanile. He died at Clapham, with his designs for a proposed cathedral in Brooklyn, N.Y., unfinished.
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This was the vision of John Francis Bentley for Westminster Cathedral, the great church he had designed for London and the supreme masterpiece of the late-Victorian Byzantine Revival --although Bentley never saw any mosaics fixed before his death in 1902.
Their choice concurred with his and John Francis Bentley, a Doncaster-born convert to Catholicism who had worked in Clutton's office, was nominated.