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Henry Hugh Armstead RA, Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies
Henry Hugh Armstead RA, Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies

Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies, 1879

Henry Hugh Armstead RA (1828 - 1905)

RA Collection: Art

Although her name does not appear on the inscription, this monument commemorates Frances Buss (1827-1894), who founded the North London Collegiate School for Ladies in 1849-1850. The school moved to a new purpose-built site designed by E. C. Robins at St. Pancras in 1879, which is probably why Armstead was commissioned to design this plaque. By this stage the North London Collegiate School was recognised as one of the first public schools for girls.

Object details

Title
Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies
Artist/designer
Date
1879
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pen and ink with white highlights over pencil on green wove paper
Dimensions

251 mm x 174 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
04/2225
Acquisition
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead 1932

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