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Design drawing - Design


  • Object:

    Design drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and grey wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 144

Physical description

Full-size design for the pattern of a carpet which incorporates foliage motifs and small coronet. Some alternative are indicated.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1850 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and grey wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed 'These better be tried / plain' (referring to the part of the part of the pattern left blank); 'No.3'; in J.G.Crace's hand '[illegible] of each'; and withe many colours.


Height: 505 mm, Width: 500 mm

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 273.


Pencil; Wash



Subjects depicted

Foliage; Coronet


Designs; Textiles; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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