Entrance into Poets Corner

Auguste Charles Pugin (1762 - 1832)
John Bluck

Coloured aquatint

published 1 November 1811
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Auguste Charles Pugin, artist and architectural draughtsman, was born in Paris but settled in England during the French Revolution. After attending the Royal Academy Schools he worked for architect John Nash in Wales and later in London. Nash’s influence inspired Pugin’s interest in the Gothic style. He illustrated numerous topographical and architectural publications, including Ackermann’s ‘The Microcosm of London’ (1808-10). When, in 1818, he was commissioned to produce plates for ‘Specimens of Gothic Architecture’, he employed a team of architectural students to assist. His architectural designs include the interior of the Diorama in Regent’s Park (1823) in collaboration with James Morgan and the layout of Kensal Green Cemetery (1830).
    John Bluck was an aquatint engraver, mainly of topographical views, but also of marine and sporting subjects after his contemporaries. He produced plates for numerous publications.
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  • Details
    Title
    Entrance into Poets Corner
    Date
    published 1 November 1811
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 34.00 cm, width: 28.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, January 1978
    GAC number
    13595