Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Aquaintance

Not Williamsburg, William Burges, an eminent Victorian architect who gave Cardiff Castle a mid-century upgrade. This morsel comes to me via 13th St., where I picked up a small book on Cardiff Castle tossed out with some pamphlets on various Pueblas.

Also among the plates, this stuffy little closet and John, 3rd Marquess of Bute, 1858. Watch out.

The art-architect died in 1881, and his epitaph bears the words of Lady Bute: "ugly Burges who designed such lovely things - what a duck."

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