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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 'GERMANY/AND/SWITZERLAND/III', containing 111 drawings (drawn on the recto and sometimes also on the verso, and including architectural drawings) of German and Swiss ecclesiastical and secular buildings, their furnishings, details of ornament, and topographical views, inlaid into 76 album leaves within drawn lines, an inscribed leaf (not drawn) and 17 blank leaves; also marbled fixed and free back endpapers (the front ones replaced); including views and studies in Mainz, Basle, Schaffhausen, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Strasbourg, Kaub, Cologne, Kampbornhofen, Bacharach, Boppard, St Goarshausen, Bruges, Oberwesel, Braubach, Worms, Coblenz and Malines, also a clock, an organ, metalwork, and a fountain. 1845-6
Most drawings in pen and black ink over graphite, some touched with watercolour or wash; several in graphite; one watercolour sketch; some paper watermarked
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Height: 380 millimetres
Width: 281 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- Each drawing is stamped according to the original pencil numbering 1 to 124. However, before acquisition by the BM, nos 11-14, 57, 62-3, 67, 74, 76, and 98-100 were cut out, and there are only 111 drawings in the album.
See Alexandra Wedgwood (with a contribution from Christopher Wilson), 'Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Pugin Family', 1977, no.107. The date "1835" on 1987,0620.1.111 is regarded as a mistake in the catalogue entry.
There is an armorial ex-libris from the RIBA on the fixed front endpaper.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991 Jan-April, BM, Recent Acquisitions (no cat.)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- According to the RIBA catalogue, the volume was presented on loan by Flory Mackey in 1946.
- Prints and Drawings
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