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
|Architect/Designer||Burges, William (1827-1881)|
|Artist/Photographer||Burges, William (1827-1881)|
|Library Reference||Burges sketchbook 65 f.9 recto|
|Subject||Interior decoration ; Fonts ; Churches|
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.
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