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Design

ca. 1846-1848 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

A similar design, (D.1038-1908) to this one, with three leaves alternating with one flower was used at Leighton Hall.

Pugin made extensive additions and designed new interiors for Captain W. H. Hibbert, for Bilton Grange, across the period c.1841-c.1851. Crace undertook internal decoration at the Grange from 1846-1848. The cost of the work is given under 1848 in Crace's accounts with Pugin as £1,300 which is more than twice that charged to Mr Sharples or Mr Allcard (other clients), thus making it one of their principal joint commissions.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) is widely considered as one of the most significant and influential architects, designers and theorists of the 19th century. Following his conversion to Catholicism in 1835, he identified the Gothic style with Christian architecture and his work and writings inspired and framed the Gothic Revival. In 'Contrasts', published in 1836, he condemned classical forms and ardently praised 14th and 15th-century architecture. Pugin is best remembered for his work on the Palace of Westminster.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Pencil with brown, red and green washes
Brief description
Design for a border; A. W. N. Pugin, 1840s.
Physical description
Design for a border with three flowers alternating with three leaves, probably not in Pugin's hand.
Dimensions
  • Height: 166mm
  • Width: 320mm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'Panel of Dining Room / Hibbert' (in J. G. Crace's hand with colour notes)
Object history
A similar design, (D.1038-1908) to this one, with three leaves alternating with one flower was used at Leighton Hall.
Place depicted
Summary
A similar design, (D.1038-1908) to this one, with three leaves alternating with one flower was used at Leighton Hall.



Pugin made extensive additions and designed new interiors for Captain W. H. Hibbert, for Bilton Grange, across the period c.1841-c.1851. Crace undertook internal decoration at the Grange from 1846-1848. The cost of the work is given under 1848 in Crace's accounts with Pugin as £1,300 which is more than twice that charged to Mr Sharples or Mr Allcard (other clients), thus making it one of their principal joint commissions.



Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) is widely considered as one of the most significant and influential architects, designers and theorists of the 19th century. Following his conversion to Catholicism in 1835, he identified the Gothic style with Christian architecture and his work and writings inspired and framed the Gothic Revival. In 'Contrasts', published in 1836, he condemned classical forms and ardently praised 14th and 15th-century architecture. Pugin is best remembered for his work on the Palace of Westminster.
Bibliographic reference
Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 180.
Collection
Accession number
D.1039-1908

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