Europe 1600 – 1815

Rooms 1 – 7

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In Europe 1600 – 1815 over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design are displayed in a suite of seven galleries. The collection comprises some of the most magnificent works held by the V&A.

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These galleries have been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the children of Her Highness Sheikha Amna Bint Mohammed Al Thani, the Friends of the V&A, The Selz Foundation, Würth Group, The Wolfson Foundation, Dr Genevieve Davies, William Loschert, the J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust and many other private individuals and trusts.

Collection Highlights

writing cabinet
Writing cabinet, made by Michael Kimmel, 1750 – 55, Dresden, Germany
fan
Triumph of Harlequin, fan, painted by Felicita Tibaldi Subleyras and Pierre Subleyras, about 1750, Italy
painting
The visit of Louis XIV to the Château de Juvisy, oil painting, by Pierre-Denis Martin, about 1700, France
formal ensemble
Formal ensemble, 1790 – 1800, France
mask
Mask, 1700 – 25, Italy
clock
Clock, made by John Moore & Son, about 1810, France

Features

Background image: Background image: Writing cabinet (detail), probably by Michael Kimmel, 1750 – 55, Dresden, Germany. Museum no. W.63-1977. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London