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The Venetian Ambassador's Room at Knole, Kent

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Knole (made)

  • Date:

    1841 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Holland, James, born 1800 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.658-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 91

Physical description

Watercolour sketch of an elaborately furnished room in the Baroque style, with two female figures in period costume.

Place of Origin

Knole (made)

Date

1841 (made)

Artist/maker

Holland, James, born 1800 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

J Holland [part trimmed away]
1) Signature; Front, bottom right; pencil

Venetian Room [twice] Knole 1841
picture title; Front, bottom left; pencil

[various colour notes]
pencil

Dimensions

Height: 28.2 cm, Width: 41.4 cm

Historical context note

Following the publication in 1839 of Joseph Nash's lithographs of `The Mansions of England in the Olden Time', historic interiors peopled with figures in period costume were often painted in the 1840s.

Descriptive line

The Venetian Ambassador's Room at Knole, Kent, 1841, a watercolour by James Holland.

Materials

Watercolour; Body colour; Paper

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Historic interior

Categories

Watercolours

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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