PUGIN, Augustus Charles
(b. 1768, Paris, d. 1832, London)

Specimens of Gothic Architecture (frontispiece)

1821-23
Engraving, 240 x 180 mm
Private collection

This engraving is based on Pugin's drawing of a doorway to Henry VII's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London. Early interest in things Gothic was stimulated by their destruction and the efforts of men like Augustus Charles Pugin and his more famous son, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, to create a "Gothic Revival" in contemporary building.