Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire: View of the Dining Room

Artist: Susan Alice Dashwood (British, 1856–1922)

Date: 1876

Medium: Watercolor and gouache over graphite

Dimensions: sheet: 13 11/16 x 19 11/16 in. (34.8 x 50 cm)

Classifications: Drawings, Ornament & Architecture

Credit Line: Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1993

Accession Number: 1993.28


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.