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Watercolour - My room in 18 Stamford Street Blackfriars about AD 1829.
  • My room in 18 Stamford Street Blackfriars about AD 1829.
    Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882
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My room in 18 Stamford Street Blackfriars about AD 1829.

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1827-1829 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on card, mounted on card

  • Museum number:

    E.1:1, 2-2000

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 8, box A []

Physical description

Watercolour view of Sir Henry Cole's Room in 18 Stamford Street, Blackfriars, painted by Sir Henry about 1827-1829, originally mounted on a piece of card inscribed with the title, signature and a note by the artist, but now detached.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca.1827-1829 (made)

Artist/maker

Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on card, mounted on card

Object history note

Historical significance: This watercolour is of major biographical interest to the Victoria and Albert Museum as it depicts the founder of the Museum's room in the early years before he was well-known. It shows his taste in furnishings and pictures, and is a rare opportunity to see how a young man of progressive tastes lived in 1827-1829. Watercolours showing modest interiors of this kind are rare enough, but this one is dated and the exact location given. Even if it was anonymous, it would still be an important document in the history of British interior design.

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Watercolour of Sir Henry Cole's room in 18 Stamford Street, London, about 1827-1829

Labels and date

This watercolour is of major biographical interest to the Victoria and Albert Museum as it depicts the founder of the Museum's room in the early years before he was well known. It shows his taste in furnishings and pictures, and is a rare opportunity to see how a young man of progressive tastes lived in 1827-1829. Watercolours showing modest interiors of this kind are rare enough, but this one is dated and the exact location given. Even if it were anonymous, it would still be an important document in the history of British interior design. There is added historical interest in Sir Henry's note written on the original mount that says '...Engraving over fireplace showing the altitudes of mountains belonged to Th[omas] Love Peacock who lived in the same house...given him by P. Bysshe Shelley.'

[Label written for a Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings display, 'New Acquisitions Open Afternoon', Print Room, 2001] [2001]

Production Note

18 Stamford Street, Blackfriars

Materials

Watercolour; Card

Categories

Watercolours

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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