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THE MAIN BEDROOM

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1950s to 1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bateman-Brown, Oswin (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin and Patricia Levy

  • Museum number:

    E.537-2009

  • Gallery location:

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

This is a presentation drawing for the client for the interior design of a main bedroom including a bed hung with a canopy and a window with draperies. This interior design 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 regency furniture which would have been supplied by H. Blairman & Sons.

Physical description

Perspective view of interior of bedroom with bed hung with a canopy, chandelier, dressing table, and window hung with drapes. The design is painted on brownish paper in a mount with a border in pale bluish grey.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1950s to 1960s (made)

Artist/maker

Bateman-Brown, Oswin (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'H. BLAIRMAN & SONS LTD.'

Dimensions

Height: 50.3 cm, Width: 56.1 cm

Descriptive line

Interior design for main 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

Beds (furniture); Ladies' dressing tables; Chandeliers; Draperies; Canopies (bed components)

Categories

Designs; Furniture; Lighting; Vases

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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