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Peacock Room

View Resource The Story of the Beautiful: The Peacock Room Screenshot

The Story of the Beautiful is an interactive website dedicated to a single room with a contentious history. Between 1876 and1877, artist James McNeill Whistler took charge of decorating a London dining room for ship owner Frederick Richards Leyland. Whistler took the lead from ailing architect Thomas Jeckyll, who had designed ornate shelving units to display Leyland's collection of Chinese...