A masterpiece of the Aesthetic Movement. Edward William Godwin was a visionary British designer working in 19th-century London, and his distinctive language was inspired by Japanese aesthetics. In 1878, he created a cabinet which was manufactured by William Watt Art Furniture, and decorated by Whistler with painting stippled golden clouds. Entitled "Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Cloud Cabinet," it was probably made for the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle or for Whistler’s London home, the While House, which he commissioned Godwin to build. This cabinet was recently acquired by the National Museums Scotland.
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