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  • We acquired this object.

1938

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

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Reproduction, Sitting Room of Sir Kenneth Clark's House, 30 Portland Place, London

This is a Reproduction. It was featuring artwork by Marion Dorn Kauffer and subject: Kenneth Clark. It is dated 1938. Its medium is photograph. It is a part of the department.

Kauffer and Dorn independently designed rugs that accented both the modern and historical homes of their friends. Kenneth Clark, director of London’s National Gallery, chose Dorn’s modern rugs to anchor the eclectic elements of the formal sitting room in his 18th-century town house. The writer Arnold Bennett commissioned Kauffer’s rugs for his study in a brand-new apartment building, Chiltern Court in Marylebone, where Kauffer and Dorn were also living.

This object was donated by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). It is credited Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 40.6 × 31.8 cm (16 in. × 12 1/2 in.)

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