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Bedroom of King Pedro IV of Portugal (Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil), Palace of Queluz

Ferdinand Le Feubure1850

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The palace was built in 1747-1752 in Portugal by Mateus Vicente de Oliveira (1706-1786) for the Infante Dom Pedro in homage to Versailles. The bedroom of the Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil (the King's Bedroom) represents a remarkable example of Rococo decoration. The circular room is decorated by Manoel da Costa with episodes from the story of Don Quixote. Da Costa was influenced by the French Rococo designer, Jean Pillement. A rendering of Apollo and the Muses is partially seen on the ceiling. The bed is draped in the French style; however, the rest of the furniture appears to be English. The radiating patterned floor is probably of Brazilian hardwood.

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  • Title: Bedroom of King Pedro IV of Portugal (Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil), Palace of Queluz
  • Creator: Ferdinand le Feubure
  • Date Created: 1850
  • Signed: Lower right, in black ink: Ferd. le Feubure 1850
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Galerie Biedermann, Munich
  • Inscribed: On the old mount, in brown ink: Chambre OU mourut mon/ pere, dans le Palais de Queluz
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CHNDM, House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.New York, NY - Frick Collection: An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections, May 21 – August 23, 1992.Oneonta, New York - Hartwick College: 18th and 19th Century Watercolors of European Domestic Interiors, 1987, no. 23.The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, NY: Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw, Part II, 1985, no. 75, (illus.).Munich, Germany - Galerie Biedermann, Aus einem Album um 1850, 1981, no. 1, (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: 20 x 32 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: 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), 66, fig. 55; 114, pl. 47.Charlotte Gere, An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections (New York: The Frick Collection, 1992, 66 (illus.).
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor over graphite, touches of gum arabic

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