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  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846-1848 (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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 142, box (I)

Pugin made extensive additions and designed new interiors for Captain W. H. Hibbert, for Bilton Grange, across the period c.1841-c.1851. Crace undertook internal decoration at the Grange from 1846-1848. The cost of the work is given under 1848 in Crace's accounts with Pugin as £1,300 which is more than twice that charged to Mr Sharples or Mr Allcard (other clients), thus making it one of their principal joint commissions.

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 design in D.848-1908.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


ca. 1846-1848 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on tracing paper


Height: 490 mm, Width: 500 mm

Descriptive line

Tracing of design; A. W. N. Pugin, 1840s.

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 180.


Pencil; Tracing paper



Subjects depicted



Designs; Interiors; Drawings; Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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