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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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Digital Waddesdon

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Discover Smartify

Unleash the stories behind each object displayed in A Rothschild Treasury with our new free Smartify app. Download, scan the artworks or even curate your very own collection from home.

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Virtual tours

Become familiar with Waddesdon’s rooms from the comfort of your own home. With our 360 degree virtual tours, you can now zoom in on beautiful artworks, intricate furniture and paintings.

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