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Rococo Revival Boudoir (1855)*

Artist/Designer: Samuel Rayner

Project Location: London, United Kingdom

Figure 1: Rococo Revival Boudoir, Samuel Rayner,
watercolour on paper, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, 1855.
( Source | Accessed : May 6, 2013 | Photographer: Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum )

Rococo Revival

Primary Material(s):
Paper, Paint

Residential Structure

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Significant Date(s):
19th Century, 1855

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Publications/Texts in Print-

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Project Description:
Samuel Rayner's watercolor captures the light, soft colors, gilt detailing, and abundance of patterns and curvilinear forms associated with the Rococo Revivial style favored by the Court of Napoleon III. This style, detested by the mid-century design reformers such as A.W.N. Pugin, was also considered a feminine style. The room's use of floral motifs, padded furniture, and a variety of collectables - the combination of the three creating a crowded, busy feel - were thought to embody the cluttered and fanciful mind of women.

Building Address:
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK

Supporting Designers/Staff:

Significant Dates:
Created in 1855

Watercolor, watercolour, boudoir, painting, drawing, rococo revival

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