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The Architect Of The New Palace At Westminster. - A Reply To A Pamphlet By E. Pugin, Esq., Entitled "Who Was The Art-Architect Of The Houses Of Parliament?" By Alfred Barry, D.D., Principal Of Cheltenham College. Second Edition.

Revd. Alfred Barry

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: John Murray, Albemarle Street., 1868.

Physical Description

iv, 129, [1] p., frontis.; 222 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis., t.p.] - Contents - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is unsigned, but is captioned, '... This photograph is from Sir C. Barry's drawing ... '.

The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'London: Printed By W. Clowes And Sons, Duke Street, Stamford Street, And Charing Cross.'

Summary Note

The architect and designer A.W.N. Pugin, a strong advocate of Gothic Revival style, was best known for his designs for the interior of the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster), London; where he collaborated with Charles Barry. The two men appear to have worked in harmony, but their sons, Edward Pugin and Alfred Barry, differed strongly over the respective contributions of their fathers.

The frontispiece photograph is captioned and shows 'Throne, House Of Lords.'


Presented in 1868 by the Rev. Alfred Barry, D.D. (see 'Report on the Library', RA Annual Report for 1868, Appendix No. 6., p. 33).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, green morocco spine-label lettered 'Palace Of Westminster - Pugin V. Barry', spine lettered 'R.A.' Bound with three others.

Name as Subject

Edward Welby Pugin, Who Was The Art Architect Of The Houses Of Parliament
Sir Charles Barry RA
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin


Artists - Architects - Designers - Architecture - Designs - Interior design - Parliament buildings - Palaces - Great Britain - London - Palace of Westminster - History - 19th century
Art history - Pamphlets - Great Britain - 19th century