William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
Take a look at a host of images from a new exhibition on Georgian designer William Kent, which opens at the V&A on 22 March
About the exhibition
This exhibition brings together nearly 200 examples of William Kent’s work, including architectural drawings for the Treasury, as well as paintings, illustrated books and rare pieces of gilded and upholstered furniture.
Among the pieces on display is a magnificent 2.5m-long wooden architectural model for a new royal palace, designed by Kent for George II and Queen Caroline and presented to them in 1736.
Kent was one of the leading figures responsible for creating a new-look Georgian Britain – a polymath who turned his hand from painting to architecture, interior decoration, landscape gardens, costume and even theatrical design.
William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain is on show at the V&A, London, from 22 March–13 July. Find out more at the V&A website