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Fall 2018


This article focuses on one of the key works in Pugin's collection, a pair of panel paintings formerly attributed to Albrecht Dürer, which hung at his last home, The Grange in Ramsgate, Kent, designed and furnished by him in 1843-44 and described as "one of the most important secular buildings of the 19th century."4 With its innovative pinwheel arrangement of rooms around a central double-height staircase hall—an abbreviated paraphrase of the medieval galleried hall—The Grange's plan became the archetype for the detached middle-class family home in Victorian Britain.5 After Pugin's lifetime the house was considerably altered and lost virtually all of its contents, although the Landmark Trust's recent restoration has done much to return it to something close to its original appearance.




University of Chicago Press

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Notes in the History of Art