Room 118: Neo-classicism in Britain

Pompeo Batoni (1708 - 87), portrait of Edward Howard (1744 - 1767), Italy, 1764 - 66. Museum no. W.36:1-1949

Pompeo Batoni, portrait of Edward Howard, Italy, 1764 - 66. Museum no. W.36:1-1949

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Room 118 looks at how Neo-classicism transformed architecture and design in Britain in the second half of the 18th century. Key personalities who had a significant influence on design during this period include Robert Adam, Josiah Wedgwood and Matthew Boulton. Also in this room is a display on developments in the metal trades and the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the decorative arts.

Room 118 is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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