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Georgian Britain

To celebrate the launch of William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, 22 March – 13 July 2014, explore a selection of Georgian objects in our collections.

Vase with Flowers (chimney board), about 1720, Oil on pine panel. Supported by the Friends of the V&A.

Charles Harvey, Reinagle, Philip, painted 1775, Oil on canvas. Bequeathed by Claude D. Rotch.

Gouty chair, 1800, Mahogany with brass fittings and black horsehair upholstery.

Gouty chair | V&A Search the Collections

An unknown young woman, Knight, Mary Ann, 1800, Watercolour on ivory. Purchased from the funds of the R. H. Stephenson Bequest

Folding chair, 1780, Mahogany, with cane seat and iron fittings. Given by Mr and Mrs H. R. Marshall.

Mary Ann Yates as Electra in Voltaire's Orestes, Cotes, Samuel, 1769, Watercolour on ivory. Purchased with funds from the Graham Robertson Gift and the R. H. Stephenson Bequest

Exercise chair, made 1790 - 1820, Mahogany, with horsehair and leather upholstery. Bequeathed by Lt. Col. G. B. Croft-Lyons FSA.

A young man of the Maynard family, George Romney, late 18th century, Oil on canvas. Bequeathed by Claude D. Rotch

Tea caddy, 1780-1800, Wood with painted decoration and metal handle. Given by Thomas Sutton, Esq.

Tea caddy | V&A Search the Collections

Gainsborough Dupont, Gainsborough, Thomas (RA), about 1775, Water-colour and chalk, varnished. Bequeathed by Claude D. Rotch

An unknown young man, Ramsay, Allan, 18th century, Oil on canvas. Bequeathed by Claude D. Rotch.

An unknown young man | Ramsay, Allan | V&A Search the Collections

Mrs. Garrick, Rad, Katherine (Catherine Read), about 1755, Pastel. Bequeathed by Mrs M. V. Cunliffe.

The Painter's Wife, Cotes, Francis, late 18th century, Slightly washed in Indian ink and tinted. Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce.

The Painter's Wife | Cotes, Francis | V&A Search the Collections

Serena, Smith, John Raphael, 1782, Mezzotint on paper. Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

Serena | Smith, John Raphael | V&A Search the Collections

Selina Chambers, Cotes, Francis, Britain, 1764, Pastel. Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery.

St James's Park, Soiron, François David, about 1780, Colour stipple engraving, with additional colour by hand. Bequeathed by Mrs M. V. Cunliffe

Tea caddy, Britain, made 1800-1820, Wood, painted; ivory. Given by Thomas Sutton, Esq

Tea caddy | V&A Search the Collections

Vase with Flowers (Chimney board), Britain, about 1710, Oil on pine. Given by Mrs Arthur Chamberlain.

Vase with Flowers (Chimney board) | V&A Search the Collections

Mrs Everard, painted by Allan Ramsay, Oil on canvas, late 18th century. Given by William Freeman