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Topographical drawing - Design for typography
  • Design for typography
    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852
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Design for typography

  • Object:

    Topographical drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1840-52 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black and red ink over pencil

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 147, box H

Physical description

Design for a certificate of 'the Holy Grail of Saint Chad' with illustrations of a dying man making his confession, and receiving Extremem Unction, and his susequent funeral and burial.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1840-52 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black and red ink over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and 'This is to certify / That ........... / has been made a brother of this Guild. / The day of ........... A.D..........'


Height: 231 mm, Width: 189 mm

Descriptive line

A. W. Pugin. One of 135 assorted topographical drawings.

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 277.


Pen and ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Burial; Death; Man; Certificate; Funeral


Designs; Drawings

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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