Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire: View of the Dining Room
Susan Alice Dashwood (British, 1856–1922)
Watercolor and gouache over graphite
sheet: 13 11/16 x 19 11/16 in. (34.8 x 50 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1993
Not on view
This drawing documents the history of the Kirtlington Park dining room, showing the table set for tea in 1876, with its original eighteenth-century dining chairs and side table in place. At this date, the ceiling was still its original yellow and cream colors, while the walls had been repainted a light green. A large Turkish carpet covers most of the wooden floor.
Inscription: Inscribed lower right, the artist's monogram: "SAD / '76"
The Honble. Hilda Dillon(1956); Sale, Sotheby's, London, November 21, 1985 (128), bought in; Vendor: Christie's, London as agent for anonymous owner
James Parker, William Rieder, Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, Wolfram Koeppe, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Period Rooms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, p. 142, ill.