The location of this room is identified as the country house of the Kishkovsky family in Russia. The coved ceiling is decorated in a blue design, the walls are papered in yellow and blue stripes and the floor is carpeted in a geometric pattern. A desk, placed in front of a tall mirror between the windows, is furnished with candlesticks. A small hanging bookshelf and cabinet-on-stand, mounted with a flowered porcelain plaque, are next to the door at the rear. An elegant daybed, covered in green, and a privacy screen are placed on the long wall on the left.


  • Title: Bedroom in a Country Dacha
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1839
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor, pen and blue ink, graphite on white wove paper
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Inscribed: On original mount, in pen and brown ink, in Cyrillic characters: spal'naya v Kishkovskoi dachi 1839 goda
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.Oneonta, NY, Hartwick College. 18th and 19th Century Watercolors of European Domestic Interiors, 1987, No. 26.New York,NY, The Pierpont Morgan Library. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw, Part II, 1985, No. 69 [Illus.].London, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox. Interiors, 1981, No. 64, [Illus.].
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 18.3 x 24.3 cm (7 3/16 x 9 9/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Charlotte Gere and Floramae McCarron-Cates, " House Proud, From Amateur to Professional and from Grand to Comfortable, " in Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 67-68, fig. 57; 96, pl. 25.Charlotte Gere, An Album of Nineteenth-Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989), 56-57 [Illus.].


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