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Design drawing - Textile design for Houses of Parliament
  • Textile design for Houses of Parliament
    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852
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Textile design for Houses of Parliament

  • Object:

    Design drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pink and red washes

  • Museum number:

    D.819-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case KK, shelf 17

Physical description

Full-sized design (on 3 sheets joined) for a textile pattern with two alternating leaf shapes, one filled with the motif of a pineapple and with bell-shaped flowers on the outer edge of the leaf shape, and the other filled with the motif of a bunch of bell-shaped flowers. The two shapes are joined by ogee stems.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1848 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pink and red washes

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed 'Curtain of library; This ground colour is / much too light. It is intended / to be the usual colour of / rich red utrect [sic] velvet' and verso (probably in J.G. Crace's hand 'Pattern for velvet'

Dimensions

Height: 1387 mm, Width: 325 mm

Object history note

This design was also used for wallpapers.

Descriptive line

Working Drawings of the Houses of Parliament

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 227.
Robinson, J.C. The Treasure of Ornamental Art , 1857

Materials

Pencil; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Flowers; Pineapple; Foliage

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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