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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 127

    LEWIS VUILLIAMY (BRITISH, 1791-1871)

    Designs for Wordesley Church, Stourbridge, Staffordshire, 1832: Variant elevations for the West Front, with plans of the entrances

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    LEWIS VUILLIAMY (BRITISH, 1791-1871)
    Designs for Wordesley Church, Stourbridge, Staffordshire, 1832: Variant elevations for the West Front, with plans of the entrances
    one inscribed 'Plan of the Entrance' (lower centre) and 'Deo Gloria Patriae Decus.' (lower left) and further inscribed 'Elevation of the West Front of a Design for Wordesley Church.' (lower centre on the artist's mount), each lettered 'A' 'B' and 'C' respectively (lower centre on the mount)
    pencil, grey and brown wash
    18¼ x 12½ in. (46.3 x 31.7 cm.)
    three in the lot (3)


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    The project outlined in the drawings offered here was rejected, but Vuilliamy's alternative Gothic design was executed in 1830-1.

    Sir Albert Richardson, was Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy 1947-60. He was elected Associate (1936), Academician (1944) and President (1954-6). The main thrust behind his collecting was the preservation and restoration of buildings and architectural history. His collection of important architectural drawings was sold at Christie's, London, 30 November 1983.

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    Provenance

    Sir Albert Richardson, K.C.V.O., P.R.A., F.R.I.B.A., I.S.A..
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 30 November 1983, lot 106.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 17 November 2005, lot 29.