Room 88a: Watercolours & drawings

Watercolours & Drawings, room 88a

The V&A has acquired thousands of watercolours, drawings and illustrations since its foundation. A selection, rotated regularly, is displayed in this gallery. The rest of this collection may be seen, on application, in the Print Room. As watercolours and drawings are damaged by extended exposure to light, works in this room are exhibited at low light levels. A recent display, The Saint John's Bible, a combination of the ancient and modern, emulated the spirit of the great medieval Bibles, using animal skin, handmade quills and natural, hand-ground inks and pigments.

Room 88a is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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William Kent 'Drawing Room' Greeting Card||EVAEX

William Kent 'Drawing Room' Greeting Card||EVAEX

Greeting card featuring Queen Caroline's Drawing Room,  Kensington Palace. Designed by William Kent (1685–1748) Aquatint after an o…

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Event - Empire Builders: 1750-1950. Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season

Sat 30 November 2013–Sun 15 June 2014

DISPLAY: Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season.
This display is the first part of a major exhibition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it examines where, why and how British architects built internationally, both inside and outside the Empire.

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