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photoblog image The Peacock Room

The Peacock Room

 

In the Freer Gallery (now called the Freer and Sackler Galleries).  "The Peacock Room was originally designed as a dining room in the townhouse located at 49 Prince's Gate in the neighbourhood of Kensington in London, and owned by the British shipping magnate Frederick Richards Leyland" (Wikipedia)  Originally, the architect Norman Shaw was commissioned to do the interior decor, but he fell ill and James Macneil Whistler took over.  How it all turned out and how it ended up in the USA is recorded in the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peacock_Room

The Peacock Room

 

In the Freer Gallery (now called the Freer and Sackler Galleries).  "The Peacock Room was originally designed as a dining room in the townhouse located at 49 Prince's Gate in the neighbourhood of Kensington in London, and owned by the British shipping magnate Frederick Richards Leyland" (Wikipedia)  Originally, the architect Norman Shaw was commissioned to do the interior decor, but he fell ill and James Macneil Whistler took over.  How it all turned out and how it ended up in the USA is recorded in the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peacock_Room

comments (3)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Dec 2015, 04:49
Mr Whistler can do more than just whistle, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Indeed he could!
It is stunning... and the story even more so!!!
Tom Wilson: If you've never seen the room, Elizabeth, it's worth a visit if you are ver in Washington, imagine ALL four walls decorated in this way!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Dec 2015, 06:41
A stunning image Tom, the Peacock Room was certainly a thing worthy of preservation
Tom Wilson: Absolutely - the only pity is that it is in a museum, instead of in the original house smile

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