William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

The V&A presents Kent, best known for his designs for London landmarks the Treasury (1732-37) and the facade of Horse Guards (1745-59), as a leading “taste maker of Georgian Britain”. The exhibition follows Kent as he leaves Britain for Italy in 1709 as a painter, then returns as an architect, interior designer and garden landscaper. It also charts his progress up the social ladder through the support of his wealthy patrons. Among the items on display are his early paintings, architectural drawings, furniture designs and landscaping plans – and their Italian baroque influences.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • London
  • Friday, 23 May 2014
  • Sunday, 13 July 2014
  • June