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Drawing
  • Drawing
    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889 Powell, John Hardman, born 1827 - died 1895
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1852 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852
    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889
    Powell, John Hardman, born 1827 - died 1895

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and yellow wash on tracing paper

  • Museum number:

    D.902-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

Abney Hall is situated in Cheadle, Cheshire. It was built in 1847 for Alfred Orrell a cotton-mill owner. After his death in 1849 it was bought by James Watts a Manchester merchant and mayor. Pugin helped with the redecoration for Watts, supplying designs to J.G. Crace. These designs for Abney Hall are amongst Pugin's last. He suffered from poor health whilst producing these designs and died later that year; the designs themselves seem to have been executed at speed, with a slightly shaky hand.

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

Design on squared paper for wallpaper with pineapple motif for drawing room. Possibly in J.H. Powell's hand.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

1852 (made)

Artist/maker

A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852
Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889
Powell, John Hardman, born 1827 - died 1895

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and yellow wash on tracing paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Drawing Room paper / Watts'
'This Pattern to be enlarge 1/3 more to make the 21 inches'

Dimensions

Height: 734 mm, Width: 370 mm

Descriptive line

Design on squared paper for wallpaper with pineapple motif for Abney Hall; A.W.N. Pugin, 1852.

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, pp. 188-189.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Wall-papers; Pineapple; Drawing room

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Interiors; Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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