Images of Homes and Gardens
As well as paintings, prints and drawings of domestic interiors and gardens this search includes other sources, such as photographs and illustrated catalogues. They are full of detail, from patterned carpets and wallpapers, to light fittings and teapots, which can tell us a great deal about how people furnished, decorated and lived in their homes. While some represent an idealised view of home, others depict domestic unhappiness or satirise social conventions. They all reflect the tastes, values, interests and concerns of the people who produced or commissioned them.