Red Drawing Room

THE COLLECTION

As a family, the Rothschilds were the greatest collectors of the 19th century, seeking the highest quality of workmanship and with a keen sense of historical importance. The houses that they built, the interiors they created and the magnificent Rothschild collections within them became known internationally as the ‘goût Rothschild’. Waddesdon is one of the rare survivors of that splendour.

Research projects

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Tableaux de la révolution

An extraordinary collection of prints about the French Revolution.

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Trade cards

Over 700 trade cards (early shop advertisements), mostly from France.

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Saint-Aubin

The Livre de caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises survives from an age of censorship.

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Theatres of Life

This online catalogue comprises rarely displayed drawings.

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Virtual tours

Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

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Full-length oil portrait of Mrs Abington, Frances Barton, dressed in classical costume as Thalia, the Comic Muse

Video of the art collection

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