Designs for biblical scenes for the decoration of Gayhurst House Buckinghamshire; and designs for carvings on a font at St Peter's Church, Draycott, Somerset

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RIBApix ref no RIBA94051
Architect/DesignerBurges, William (1827-1881)
Artist/PhotographerBurges, William (1827-1881)
CountryUK: England
Image Date1860
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceBurges sketchbook 65 f.9 recto
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: These drawings are part of a vellum sketchbook containing studies by Burges of Italian architecture, decoration, birds, flowers and heads. The sketches shown here include details of Burges's designs for Lord Carrington's alterations to Gayhurst House, Buckinghamshire, including a scheme showing Adam and Eve being expelled from Eden by the Archangel Michael. The panel designs to the right are sketches for the decoration of a font depicting the four ages of man, inspired by sculptures in the Ducal Palace in Venice. The completed font is at St Peter's Church in Draycott, Somerset.

Subject tags

churches, interior decoration, fonts