Freer Gallery of Art Peacock Room - Detail, South Wall, by Unknown, circa 1940, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Opposite Whistler's painting "The Princess", the south wall of the Peacock Room, also called "Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room" in the Freer Gallery of Art shows a pair of peacocks aggressively confronting each other. The room was purchased in 1904 by Charles Lang Freer from a London art gallery who had removed the Peacock Room from the Leyland house. After Freer's death in 1919, the Peacock Room was dismantled, moved and reassembled for a third time at the Freer Gallery of Art..