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Watercolour - The Cartoon Gallery at Knole
  • The Cartoon Gallery at Knole
    Nash, Joseph, born 1808 - died 1878
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The Cartoon Gallery at Knole

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Knole (made)

  • Date:

    1841 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nash, Joseph, born 1808 - died 1878 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Knole, the vast house and estate of the Sackville family, earls and dukes of Dorset, dates from the fifteenth century, although there were many alterations in the following two hundred years. The Cartoon Gallery is the richest of all the fine state rooms, named after the copies of Raphael's celebrated cartoons for the Sistine Chapel tapestries. The surrounds of the high windows are elaborately carved, coloured, and gilded, and the ceiling is covered with delicate plasterwork of floral motifs. Nash was an accomplished architectural draughtsman, and he produced highly-wrought watercolour views of the exteriors and interiors of historic domestic buildings (see also cat.no.94). Figures, usually in historic costume, are shown in conversation, satisfying that nineteenth-century nostalgia for the 'olden time', the golden age of Queen Elizabeth I and her immediate successors.

Place of Origin

Knole (made)


1841 (painted)


Nash, Joseph, born 1808 - died 1878 (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 81 cm framed, Width: 162.3 cm framed

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Joseph Nash entitled 'The Cartoon Gallery at Knole'. Great Britain, 1841.

Subjects depicted

Furniture; Paintings; Interiors; Carpets




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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