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A Rothschild Renaissance - A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum (Paperback) Loot Price: R774
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A Rothschild Renaissance - A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum (Paperback): Pippa Shirley, Dora Thornton

A Rothschild Renaissance - A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum (Paperback)

Pippa Shirley, Dora Thornton

Series: British Museum Research Publication, 212

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In 1898, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bequeathed to the British Museum the contents from the New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor, a collection of nearly 300 objects to be known as the Waddesdon Bequest. The Bequest contains some of the most beautiful examples of medieval and Renaissance craftsmanship, including exquisite pieces of jewellery, silver plate, painted enamels of Limoges, glass and microcarvings in boxwood. It is the only permanent collection to have a gallery to itself in the British Museum, one that has been redesigned for the 21st century which opened to great acclaim in 2015. To coincide with the new gallery supported by the Rothschild Foundation, a conference was held that opened up this remarkable collection to leading specialists who spoke on all areas of the Bequest. Subjects included new attributions for sculptures, a detailed discussion of the making and marketing of forgeries by Salomon Weininger, Frederic Spitzer and Alfred Andre as well as new research on jewellery and its presentation both at Waddesdon Manor and in the new gallery at the BM. The collecting tastes of French and English Rothschilds were compared and contrasted, and a line of Arabic poetry enamelled on the Palmer Cup newly identified. This book presents these findings and positions the Waddesdon Bequest within a wider intellectual and historical context for the first time.

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Imprint: British Museum Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: British Museum Research Publication, 212
Release date: June 2017
Editors: Pippa Shirley • Dora Thornton
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-0-86159-212-8
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600 > Renaissance art
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LSN: 0-86159-212-3
Barcode: 9780861592128

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