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Album bound in calf with blind ruling, the front and back covers inscribed with a gilt quatrefoil containing a Latin cross and 'AWP' in monogram (Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin's own binding), and on leather labels on a banded spine (repaired) 'A.W.N./PUGIN/-/SKETCHES' and 'FRANCE/I', containing 71 drawings (drawn on the recto and sometimes also on the verso, and including some studies for engravings) within drawn borders, inlaid into 49 album leaves, with topographical views, architectural details and ornaments, ecclesiastical vessels and furnishings and stained-glass windows; also fixed and free endpapers; including studies in Paris (Hotel des Preux and St Eustache), Amiens (mainly Cathedral and a well), Beauvais (street view, Cathedral, bishopric, St Etienne), Gisors (mainly Church of St Gervais and St Protais and Castle), Sérans (St Denis), Abbeville, Dieppe (St Jacques), Cap de la Hève, Le Havre (Notre Dame, views and a crane), Calais, also objects from the Louvre and private collections including the Cabinet of Mr Sauvageot. 1836-7
Most drawings in graphite; several in watercolour, some with or over graphite, others variously with bodycolour or touched with white, gold or pen and ink; also brush drawing in black and crimson ink with crimson and yellow wash, and pen and ink over graphite; some paper watermarked
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Height: 378 millimetres
Width: 282 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- There is an armorial RIBA ex-libris on the front fixed endpaper.
Several leaves have been cut away (for framing in the 1880s in Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin's home-The Grange-in Ramsgate). See Alexandra Wedgwood (with a contribution by Christopher Wilson), 'Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects - The Pugin Family', 1977, no.105.
Some of the drawings were used as the basis for plates in Pugin's 'Details of Ancient Timber Houses [...]', 1836 , and one study was probably made in connection with 'Missal for the laity', 1843.
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: Details of Ancient Timber Houses
Associated Title: Missal for the laity
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- Acquisition notes
- According to the RIBA catalogue, the volume was presented on loan by Flory Mackey in 1946.
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