Henry Hugh Armstead, R.A. 1828 - 1905
Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies
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Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies, 1879
pen and ink with white highlights over pencil on green wove paper, 251 X 174 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
04/2225
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Although her name does not appear on the inscription, this monument commemorates Frances Buss (1827-1894), who founded the North London Collegiate School for Ladies in 1849-1850. The school moved to a new purpose-built site designed by E. C. Robins at St. Pancras in 1879, which is probably why Armstead was commissioned to design this plaque. By this stage the North London Collegiate School was recognised as one of the first public schools for girls.


Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
Click here to order image/reproduction rights
 
Design for a monument to Frances Buss, foundress of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies, 1879
pen and ink with white highlights over pencil on green wove paper, 251 X 174 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
04/2225
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