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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designers)
    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on tracing paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1533-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 143

This design was made by A.W.N. Pugin for C.R. Scott-Murray, Danesfield, Berkshire.

Crace exhibited a prie-dieu with a triptych above it in the Medieval Court at the Great Exhibition of 1851. It is likely that these designs were for the same object. If so at some point this triptych was sold by Mr C. Scott Murray to one of the Scarisbrick family.

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

Tracing of E.1531-1912.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

1850-1851 (made)

Artist/maker

A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designers)
Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on tracing paper

Marks and inscriptions

as for E.1531-1912

'for Triptick / Scott-Murray'

Dimensions

Height: 510 mm, Width: 300 mm

Descriptive line

Tracing of designs for rectangular panels for triptych; A.W.N. Pugin, 1850-1851.

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, pp. 191-192.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913

Materials

Pen and ink; Tracing paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Tracing

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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