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OWNER S BEDROOM

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1950s to 1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bateman-Brown, Oswin (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour and bodycolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin and Patricia Levy

  • Museum number:

    E.535-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 42

This is a presentation drawing for the client, Harold Samuel, for the interior of the owner's bedroom at 75 Avenue Road, London NW8. It is by Oswin Bateman-Brown who worked for the decorating firm of Lenygon & Morant which designed interiors in the 1950s and 1960s. The antique dealers, H. Blairman & Sons and the decorating firm of Lenygon & Morant collaborated on interior design during this period. Together, they integrated new décor and antiques for clients as in this interior design. It includes antique furniture which would have been supplied by H. Blairman & Sons.

Physical description

Perspective view of bedroom interior with bed in the foreground and dressing table in front of three windows set into a bay. The design is painted on brownish paper in a mount with a border in pale pink.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1950s to 1960s (made)

Artist/maker

Bateman-Brown, Oswin (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour and bodycolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No 75 AVENUE ROAD'
In turquoise coloured crayon along top of mount.

'LENYGON & MORANT'
In turquoise coloured crayon along bottom of mount.

Dimensions

Height: 41.5 cm, Width: 47.1 cm frame

Object history note

This design was for 75 Avenue Road, London NW8. It belonged to Harold Samuel who founded Land Securities and later became Lord Samuel.

Descriptive line

Interior design for bedroom by Oswin Bateman-Brown of Lenygon & Morant, London, 1950s to 1960s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sales, Christies, South Kensington, 1996.

Production Note

Oswin Bateman-Brown of the decorating firm of Lenygon & Morant designed interiors in the 1950s and 1960s. The antique dealers, H. Blairman & Sons and the decorating firm of Lenygon & Morant collaborated on interior design during the 1950s and 1960s, integrating new décor and antiques for clients.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Bodycolour

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Bedcovers; Ladies' dressing tables; Draperies; Lamps (lighting devices); Beds (furniture)

Categories

Designs; Interiors; Furniture; Wall coverings; Lighting

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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