Tag : William Hogarth

Tingry Frontispiece 1830
Jul 9th, 2013 | | History | 15 Comments

The House-Painter (Part One)

City of London - The Great Twelve Livery Companies Little has been written about the house-painting trade from an historical perspective. Whilst only an initial survey, this essay sets out to look at the way the...

Handel House Bedroom - Matthew Hollow
Nov 13th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | 7 Comments

The Hierarchy of Colour in Eighteenth Century Decoration

Lead Colour in the Handel House Museum © Matthew Hollow - with thanks to the Museum The use of colour in the decoration of early eighteenth century interiors was much more straightforward and austere than many...

Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the early interiors
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Hospital was designed by Theodore Jacobsen with possible influence from Roger Morris and the 9th Earl of Pembroke. The interiors were predictably plain and austere, except for the administration and...