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

  • Object:

    Design drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 145

Physical description

Designs, probably full-size, for four alternative square patterns each containing a stylised floral pattern joined together by a floral and foliage border to make one larger square.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1851 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed '4 patterns shown on this one sheet'


Height: 396 mm

Object history note

This design is perhaps intended for tiles, but the squares shown are much smaller than the usual 7-inch tile.

Descriptive line

Designs by Pugin

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 276.


Pencil; Pen and ink



Subjects depicted

Foliage; Floral motif


Designs; Textiles; Ceramics; Drawings

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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