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

  • 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:

    Pencil with some pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Studies (on 12 leaves from a sketchbook) of medieval ecclesiastical building and furnishings in North Yorkshire, including Bolt on Abbey, Richmond, West Tanfield, Jervaulx Abbey and All Saints Church, York.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1840-52 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil with some pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with some notes and measurements


Height: 110 mm, Width: 70 mm

Object history note

There is no mention in Pugin's surviving diaries of a visit to these places, and stylistically the drawings seem to be early works. A date of ca.1833 is therefore suggested. At this period Pugin was making an intense study of medieval architecture.

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. 289.


Pencil; Pen and ink




Drawings; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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