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Room 81: The Ionides Collection

The Ionides Collection, room 81
The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Constantine Ionides' collection provides a unique insight into progressive taste in Victorian Britain. He assembled a fine art collection, which included over 80 paintings, including Renaissance portraits by Botticelli and Tintoretto, and Pre-Raphaelite works by Burne-Jones and Rossetti. Ionides was also an important early collector of French painters from the 1800s, such as Degas, Delacroix and Millet. In this room, the works are densely hung, as in Ionides' home, together with sculpture and furniture which belonged to him or his family, and oriental ceramics similar to pieces he owned.

Room 81 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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