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Design drawing - Design for decorative panel with fruit motif.
  • Design for decorative panel with fruit motif.
    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852
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Design for decorative panel with fruit motif.

  • Object:

    Design drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil with black wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 140, box (I)

Physical description

Design for a pineapple and foliage on an irregular diamond-shaped panel.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1855 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil with black wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in J.G. Crace's hand with colour notes


Height: 560 mm, Width: 360 mm

Object history note

One of a series of designs (on 6 sheets), probably full-size, for decorative panels with fruit motifs. Probably intended for a refreshment room, or dining room in the Houses of Parliament. The drawings have all been slightly cut. They do not seem to have the easy flowing characteristics of Pugin's work and it is suggested that they are typical of the work done in his style by Crace after his death.

Descriptive line

Design drawing by A.W.N. Pugin

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

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 216.


Pencil; Wash


Drawing; Wash

Subjects depicted

Pineapple; Foliage


Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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