Drawing, "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Library in Townshend House, London", 1884 Brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and brown and black ink, graphite on white paper. Thaw Collection. 2007-27-72.
What is this?
The library interior shows elements of the Aesthetic Movement. The furniture, including a fur-covered couch, bentwood chairs, and a bamboo armchair and writing table, located in the neighboring room on the left, is utilitarian. The use of tiles on either side of the stained glass windows and of geometric-patterned walls are design components often seen in late nineteenth century England.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- House Proud: 19th Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - Sunday, January 25, 2009