Room 52: Portraiture, Public Entertainment and Chinoiserie
The George Levy Gallery
Room 52 looks at the effect public entertainment areas, such as the Spring Gardens in Vauxhall, had on the development of art and design. The public sculpture of George Frederic Handel by Louis-Francois Roubiliac, now in this room was first seen in Spring Gardens in 1738. Also here is a display on the growing popularity of Chinoiserie between 1745 and 1765 as a form of decorative art and the development of portraiture during this period.
From room 52 you can also visit The Norfolk House Music Room.
Room 52 is on Level 2 of the V&A South Kensington.