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Charles Wild (1781-1835)

Kensington Palace: The King's Great Drawing Room c.1816

RCIN 922157

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Wild’s watercolour shows the Great Drawing Room at Kensington Palace, the second space William Kent decorated for George I. The combination of crimson wall-hangings and gilt-wood picture frames delivered to Kent’s own designs soon became very fashionable. At its centre, Kent adorned the ceiling with a scene of the tragic liaison between Jupiter, king of the gods, and his mortal lover Semele. Probably acquired by George IV Cat. 31