20140204 William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Saturday, 22 March 2014 to Sunday, 13 July 2014

A new collaboration between the V&A and the Bard Graduate Center places the life and works of William Kent on display, with the designer's talent in painting, sculpture, metalwork, illustration, theatrical design and landscape gardening placed under the microscope.

Famously able to turn his hand to anything and commonly regarded as the creator of the Georgian look throughout Britain, this Yorkshireman's prolific oeuvre sees more than 200 pieces from the vaults of the V&A up for examination by the public.

Examples include drawings of the Treasury and Horse Guards, plus gilt furniture from Houghton Hall and Chiswick House, as well as landscape garden designs for Rousham and Stowe and much more.

Stay somewhere Kent himself would have approved of and book into The Chesterfield Mayfair, where you can get as much unrestricted luxury as you like as part of the Mayfair Nights package, which includes a traditional afternoon tea for two and a complimentary bottle of Champagne upon arrival.