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William Butterfield (1814-1900)

Design for the tiled Pavement in Balliol College Chapel, Oxford, c.1854

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William Butterfield (1814-1900) Pavement in Baillol College Chapel, Oxford Gallery Lingard

Black ink, pencil & watercolours
Extensively inscribed with notes
44 x 72 cms
Literature:  Paul Thompson, William Butterfield, London, 1971, fig.28 p.119 & p.430
Provenance:  Starey Collection

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Balliol College Chapel was built between 1854 and 1857.  This design for the pavement was originally put in place although it was later removed.  The Victoria & Albert Museum holds other drawings for Balliol College Chapel including a design for the West elevation and a smaller scale watercolour of this pavement.

More detailed images below show extensive inscriptions, an alternative tile design in the chancel (note the superimposed paper placed over original sheet) as well as 4 tile designs in ink showing patterning, arrangement and sizes