A LIBRARY INTERIOR IN A COUNTRY HOUSE, English School

A LIBRARY INTERIOR IN A COUNTRY HOUSE, English School

1830 England

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This atmospheric watercolour of an English sitting room or library largely filled with late Regency furniture is of particular interest because the decoration is rendered by the artist virtually in monochrome and is subservient to the skill of the artist in evoking the effects of strong light upon the contents of the room.

This is exemplified by the slatted shutter or blind on the left-hand window and the shadows cast by the deeply hung pelmets typifying the 1840s. The exterior is rendered in some considerable detail, with hills and an ivy-strangled oak tree, no doubt a picturesque detail. The furnishings are an amalgam of early nineteenth-century forms, with one later intrusion, a fatly upholstered arm of an easy chair or sofa, or perhaps in this instance, a chaise longue on which to recline, observe the blasted oak by moon-light and listen to the call of the screech-owl in full romantic mood. Surely, the late John Fowler would have appreciated this room, it so resembles his early work.
Spink; Charles Saunders
Illustrated in Charlotte Gere, Nineteenth Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior, London, 1989 fig 102
Dimensions
Height 228.00 mm (8.98 inches)
Width 279.00 mm (10.98 inches)
Medium
Watercolour
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