Richard Roskell Bayne Born in the English county of Warwickshire the 7 July 1837. His first architectural training he received from his father, architect also. As more academic, while attending classes at the University College London, started working from 1858 in the architectural firm of Charles Barry, celebrated author of the project of reconstruction of the Palace of Westminster in London, pastichero of neogothic style. In 1859 began his studies at the South Kensington School of Design in London and was awarded the following year with the Queen's Prize that year gave the institution.
After completing a year of travel in Europe, Bayne returned to London where he worked in the studio of the architect Matthew Digby Wyatt, an architect responsible for the introduction of indium influence architecture UK. In 1864 passed the California Volunteer of Architecture of the Royal Institute of British Architects, obtained after testing the Soane Medal of the institution, award instituted in honor of renowned neoclassical architect.
This award allowed Bayne make an extensive tour of Europe between 1864 and 1865. It is truly amazing the sheer quantity and quality of drawings and watercolors made during this journey, in which the thoroughness and detail of their graphite is extraordinary.
During that trip Bayne spent three months in Spain, January to March 1865, time during which toured many cities whose monuments believed to have been damaged during the French invasion. With drawings made at the Cathedral of Lleida, Veruela monastery or convent Poblet showed concern about the state of danger in which the result of war and neglect were.
Noteworthy are the drawings he made of the windows of the Cathedral of Leon. It should be remembered that his brother, Robert Turnill Bayne, Glazier was expert and he himself must have known perfectly these techniques. Besides numerous Romanesque and Gothic monuments, Bayne felt gran Interest, Like most travelers Century, Islamic architecture in knowing the cities of Seville, Granada and Cordoba.
In that city he spent a total of three days (the 20 to the 22 March) in which he made, unless we have evidence, seven drawings, six of them dedicated to Mosque and one to the church of San Lorenzo Ferdinand.
The 20 March 1866 Bayne entered the service of the East India Railway Company and moved to Calcutta. Upon retirement of the Company, the 30 April 1890, and had obtained the rank of District Engineer.
After his retirement, moved to Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada, where he opened an architectural office in May 1891. He died in the same city 4 December 1901. It is in the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery of that Canadian city, dependent on the University of Victoria, where it retains most of its extraordinary legacy graphic.