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Album bound in calf with blind ruling, the front and back covers 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/&C/II', containing 111 drawings (drawn on the recto and occasionally also on the verso, and including some studies for engravings and some architectural drawings) mostly inlaid into 97 album leaves within drawn borders, with architectural details, studies of mainly ecclesiastical objects and furnishings, and topographical views; also 10 leaves with inscribed titles, 11 blank leaves (including 2 fly-leaves), and fixed and free marbled endpapers; including studies of Medieval and other objects in private collections (Dugai, Gérente, Caudron, Soltikoff), studies of monumental brasses, stained glass, paintings, illuminated manuscripts and tapestries, a bridge, a cottage interior, abbeys, and other buildings variously in Paris, Rheims, Rouen, Poitiers, Beauvais, Amiens, Abbeville, St Riquier, St Quentin, Douai, Troyes, Dijon, Tours, Loches, Beaulieu les Loches, Blois, Bordeaux, Auch, Toulouse, Lucerne, Giant's Causeway, Dunseverick, Fair head, Carrick-a-Rede, Dunluce, Ballygally, Carrickfergus, Cushendall, Beaugency, Orléans, Jumièges, Rebais, Caen, Rome, St Omer, Milan, Ostend, Bury St Edmunds, Kent, Caernarvon, Grantham, Louvain, Cologne, Drachenfels, Chartres, and Oxford. 1827, 1846-7
Most drawings in pen and black ink over graphite, a few with (or touched with) watercolour; others in graphite; some on grey paper; 2 drawings on tracing paper and another on embossed paper; some paper watermarked
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Height: 378 millimetres
Width: 280 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- There is an armorial RIBA ex-libris on the front fixed endpaper.
Several leaves have been partly cut away, and others cut out. 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.106. A few drawings were used as the basis for parts of plates in Pugin's 'Glossary of ecclesiastical ornament and costume', 1844., and others as the basis for plates in 'Details of Ancient Timber Houses [...]', 1836 .
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Details of Ancient Timber Houses
Associated Title: Glossary of ecclesiastical ornament and costume
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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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