Rienzi Gallery Talk | Works on Paper in “Perpetual Bloom” May 14, 2021

“You look at these figures and you think you’re somehow in a Jane Austen novel.”

Dena Woodall, curator of prints and drawings, examines works on paper featured in the exhibition Perpetual Bloom: Botanicals in the 18th-Century Interior, on view at Rienzi. Two very different artists—one French, one British—both celebrate the English country-house gardens of the Georgian Era.

Watch this Gallery Talk to learn more about Jacques Rigaud’s The Rotunda at Stowe and Thomas Rowlandson’s Elegant Figures in a Walled Garden.

 • See Perpetual Bloom: Botanicals in the 18th-Century Interior at Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.