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The Great Drawing Room of Lansdowne House in London, 1760

The Great Drawing Room of Lansdowne House in London, 1760

"The great drawing room of Lansdowne House in London, designed by Robert Adam, creator of the classical style which bears his name, and executed for Lord Lansdowne about 1760, has been called one of the three handsomest rooms in England."

"When the front of Lansdowne House was demolished the Museum rescued this room, of which the delicate stuccoes had been doomed to destruction, and will install it as the culmination of the suite devoted to Bristish Art. "

Source of quote: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Link to more information: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/44332.html

Image from the circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia
 

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