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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Drawing

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

This design was made by Pugin for Lady Macdonald Lockhart for Lee Castle, Lanarkshire. Two examples of wall-paper made to this design are in the Museum, E.128-1939 and E.129-1939.

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 pen and ink on blue notepaper
Brief Description
Design for a wallpaper; A.W.N. Pugin, c. 1848.
Physical Description
Design for a wallpaper for Lady Macdonald Lockhart sketched in a letter to Crace. The design consists of a central circle containing the rebus of a heart within a lock and the motto, linked to four smaller outer circles which contain a monogram of 'ML'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 239mm
  • Width: 206mm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'My dear Sir / I think the above sketch will carry out your idea for the paper. [etc]' (The letter contains to prove notes on colour, badges and Pugin's questioning whether he needs to draw it full size.)
Object history
Two examples of wall-paper made to this design are in the Museum, E.128-1939 and E.129-1939.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This design was made by Pugin for Lady Macdonald Lockhart for Lee Castle, Lanarkshire. Two examples of wall-paper made to this design are in the Museum, E.128-1939 and E.129-1939.



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.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
D.1160-1908

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