PUGIN, Augustus Charles. 13474



Autograph Letter Signed, to I.Taylor, providing a letter of introduction to a friend in Paris. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, a few letters lost at seal opening, otherwise good. Store Street, 3 August 1822. Uncommon. Augustus Charles Pugin, born Auguste Charles Pugin, (1762–1832), Anglo-French artist, architectural draughtsman, and writer on medieval architecture, father of Augustus Welby Pugin. Pugin produced views of London, and plates for books about Westminster Abbey, Oxford and Cambridge universities and Winchester College. He often collaborated with other artists, notably Thomas Rowlandson. His later works included illustrations for Specimens of Gothic Architecture (1821–23), The Royal Pavilion at Brighton (1826), Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain (1826), Specimens of the Architectural Antiquities of Normandy (1827), Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London (1825 to 1828), and Paris and its Environs (1829 to 1831), and Examples of Gothic Architecture (1831). He also produced a book of furniture designs called Gothic Furniture, and assisted architects with detailing for their gothic designs. He ran a drawing school at his house in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury.