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Drawing - Original Puginiana

Original Puginiana

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and blue ink over some pencil

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is one of a number of designs for Perry Hall, Handsworth, Birmingham, for Mrs John Perry Gough. The volume is valuable for providing details of the young Pugin's attempt at a business venture.

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.

Physical description

f. 16. Elevations of two window cornices in a Jacobean style.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1830 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and blue ink over some pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'window cornices'
'6 feet; £5; £6'

'Mr. Pugin Junr. / No. 12 Hart Street / Covent Garden / 105 Great Russell Stree / Bloomsbury'
in pencil in another hand

'A Pugin Junr.'
signed in monogram


Height: 425 mm bound book, Width: 300 mm bound book, Height: 248 mm design, Width: 388 mm design

Descriptive line

A.W.N. Pugin. One of 32 pages in a volume of designs, bound in black morocco, titled 'Original Puginiana'; 1830-1831.

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, pp. 182-185.


Pen and ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Window; Cornice


Designs; Furniture; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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