Reredos re-modelled by Martin Travers in the Wren church of St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge
Martin Travers (born Howard Mantin Otho Travers, in Margate, Kent on 19 February 1886 – died in 1948) was an English church artist and designer, whose name is often connected with the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Church of England, especially that part of the movement which favoured a return to the Baroque style of church furnishing. He designed and constructed a number of spectacular Baroque reredoses for various Anglican churches, usually employing affordable materials such as plywood, whitewood, papier mache and embossed wallpaper to achieve the desired effect, which, regrettably, has meant that some of his work has not weathered well. Famous examples of his work in London are the reredos in St Mary's church, Pimlico, and the remarkable Churrigueresquealtarpiece in St Augustine's church, South Kensington. As well as church furnishings he also designed much stained glass, and, as a draughtsman, is perhaps best known for his illustrations for the booklets and cards published by the Society of SS. Peter and Paul.