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Architectural design - Design for a boudoir ceiling in the Rococo style
  • Design for a boudoir ceiling in the Rococo style
    Fox, George Edward, born 1833 - died 1908
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Design for a boudoir ceiling in the Rococo style

  • Object:

    Architectural design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fox, George Edward, born 1833 - died 1908 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mill Steven FSA

  • Museum number:

    E.79-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 7

George Edward Fox was a successful interior designer with a large number of wealthy clients. He worked with the firm of Crace and specialised in lavish versions of historic French styles. He designed this boudoir ceiling for Lady Wimborne. People at the time considered that the prettiness of the revived Rococo style was particularly suitable for the private rooms of a fashionable woman. They knew of the splendours of house interiors that had belonged to members of the French court in the 18th century. By the 1870s these had reached an almost mythical status. They were much imitated, to the displeasure of design reformers in Britain.

Physical description

Pen and ink and watercolour drawing on paper

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Fox, George Edward, born 1833 - died 1908 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Signed George E. Fox
Inscription from: Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Dimensions

Height: 31.7 cm, Width: 31.7 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour drawing by George Edward Fox: Design for a boudoir ceiling in the Rococo style

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Water-colour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Ceiling; Boudoir

Categories

Interiors; Architectural fittings; Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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