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Benjamin Ferrey (1810-1880)
Benjamin Ferrey (1810-1880)

View of the Banque de France, for A.N.W. Pugin's 'Paris and its environs: displayed in a series of picturesque views'

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Benjamin Ferrey (1810-1880)
View of the Banque de France, for A.N.W. Pugin's 'Paris and its environs: displayed in a series of picturesque views'
with inscription 'Banque de France/ A Pugin 1825 (verso)
pencil and watercolour on paper
5 ½ x 8 3/8 in. (14 x 21.3 cm.)
Provenance
with Covent Garden Gallery, London.
Literature
A. Pugin, Paris and its Environs, 1829, London, p.22 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

Auguste Charles Pugin's Paris and its Environs was published in two volumes in 1829 and 1831. With 200 engravings taken from drawings by a group of young artists and architects who were his pupils, including Joseph Nash (1809-78) and his son Augustus Northmore Welby Pugin (1812-1852), it was an ambitious and successful project.
Benjamin Ferrey was one of Pugin's pupils at the time, and the engraving taken from the present sheet is one of several he made for the project. He became a highly successful architect, one of the pioneers of the Gothic revival, and was twice Vice-President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He also published his Recollections of A. N. Welby Pugin and his father Augustus Pugin; with notices of their works in 1861.

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