This exhibition showcases Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw’s collection of 19th century watercolor drawings, which meticulously detail the era’s interior furnishings and document the social, cultural, and aesthetic development of European domestic life. The collection includes examples of English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Austrian domestic spaces. Selected objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will complement the drawings.
House Proud: 19th Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection is made possible in part by the Arthur Ross Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, Jan and Warren Adelson, Jamie Drake, The Felicia Fund, Albert Hadley, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf, Barbara R. Munves, Oceanic Graphic Printing (USA), Inc., and the Fifth Floor Foundation.