1st Smoking Room

Waring & Gillow

1st Smoking Room


22.2 x 29.2 in. / 56.4 x 74.2 cm.


Watercolour, ink and graphite on paper pasted on board

Waring & Gillow, a noted luxury English furniture firm, secured some of the most important commissions for interior fittings for luxury yachts, liners, hotels in the late 1800s. The work under consideration here, 1st Smoking Room, is based on one the commissions that the company received from Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. for its ships that were creating luxurious fittings in their first-class lounge areas. The masterful draftsmanship of the artist in this image is noteworthy given how it’s now missing despite access to technological tools.

published references

Home is a Place: Interiority in Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), pp. 13, 71

1st Smoking Room
1st Smoking Room
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