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Wallpaper design for Scarisbrick Hall

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1847 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil with red and green washes on yellow tinted ground

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DD, shelf 27

Physical description

Full-size design (on 2 sheets) joined based on a late 15th century Venetian velvet brocade, a symmetrical pattern with three large pineapple or pine-cone motifs set in lobed shapes joined by curving branches, and a background of smaller pomegranates, pineapples and stylised flowers and leaves. A small crown is among the motifs enclosed by the large branches.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1847 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil with red and green washes on yellow tinted ground


Height: 720 mm, Width: 535 mm

Object history note

For a wallpaper to be executed by J.G.Crace, and subsequently used at Scarisbrick Hall.

Descriptive line

Wallpaper design for Scarisbrick Hall, pencil and wash drawing, A.W.N. Pugin, 1847

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 234.

Subjects depicted

Pomegranates; Pine cone; Leaves; Branches; Pineapple


Drawings; Designs; Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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