Pugin, Augustus Welby (1812-52; English)
Watercolour and pencil, with touches of body colour, on paper, 20.2 x 26.6 cm (sheet)
Purchased, 1877 (advice of Archibald Michie)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.167.30-1)
This picturesque view, now unfortunately somewhat yellowed, reflects the taste of the artist, best known as a Gothic Revival architect and polemicist: see linked artist entry for details.
Not listed in AR 1877; NGV 1894, p.66 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.121); NGV 1905, p.37 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.1, noting Michie’s advice) [£5/10]
For Pugin as a watercolourist, see Mallalieu (1976), p.212; see also Bénézit 11, p.460 and AKL 97 (2018), pp.137-39