Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E , Case MB2R, Shelf A, Box 155C

Drawing

ca. 1846-1848 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and grey, red, blue and green washes
Brief Description
Sketch design for wallpaper; A. W. N. Pugin, 1840s.
Physical Description
Sketch design and full size detail for a wallpaper with bands of the initial 'H' and a badge in a diagonal line between scrolls bearing a motto.
Dimensions
  • Height: 493mm
  • Width: 307mm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'H'
  • 'sit prudentia' (in J. G. Crace' shand)
  • 'Captain Hibberts / Staircase paper / on stencil; width of paper' (with colour notes)
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 180.
Collection
Accession Number
D.892-1908

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