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Textile or wallpaper design for Houses of Parliament

  • Object:

    Design drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and red wash on yellow tined paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case KK, shelf 17

Physical description

Full sized design (on 2 sheets joined) with a large ogee stem which terminates in pineapple or pine-cone motif. This motif and the stem are enclosed by another outline. The large stem is entwined with a further smaller ogee stem which terminates in a similar pineapple or pinecone motif and has several further foliage and floral motifs.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1850 (made)


A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and red wash on yellow tined paper


Height: 900 mm, Width: 543 mm

Object history note

The design was probably used for both textiles and for wallpaper. It is closely based on a 15th century Italian textile design.

Descriptive line

Design, by AWN Pugin, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 227-8.


Pencil; Wash



Subjects depicted

Flowers; Pine cone; Pineapple; Foliage


Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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