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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case MB2A, Shelf DR111



object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Grisaille sketch, oil on paper.
Brief Description
Angelica Kauffmann, one of four grisaille sketches for the four oval panels in the ceiling of the entrance hall of Burlington House, London.
DimensionsOvals, average size 8 ¾ x 11 inches (from catalogue)
Credit line
Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod
Object history
These sketches bear the collector’s mark of the Earl of Warwick (1818-1893), (Lugt 2600) and were sold, with incorrect titles, as Lot no. 196 in the Warwick Sale at Christie’s 20-21 May 1896. The paintings were executed originally for the Lecture Room f the Royal Academy at Somerset House and were later transferred to the ceiling of the library at the National Gallery during the Royal Academy’s tenancy there. They were placed in their present position in the hall of Burlington House in 1899.

Colouring E.863-1948

Composition E.864-1948

Invention E.865-1948

Design E.866-1948
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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