13 février 2010

Rare Set of Ornate 19th Century Porcelain Plates Bought for Nottingham City Museums

The ten plates were painted between 1818 and 1821, and they have a link to the celebrated British poet Lord Byron LONDON.- Independent charity The Art Fund announced that Nottingham City Museums and Galleries in Nottinghamshire has bought a rare set of ornate 19th century porcelain plates at auction in New York, which will be displayed across three heritage sites; Newstead Abbey, Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Castle. Acquired with a grant of £2,195 from The Art Fund towards the hammer price of £3,519, the plates will now return... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

William Etty’s "Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball' purchased by York Art Gallery

William Etty’s ambitious "Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball" was commissioned in 1833 by MP Charles Watkin Williams–Wynn YORK- One of the finest portraits ever painted by York ’s most famous artist has been purchased by York Art Gallery. William Etty’s ambitious Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball was commissioned in 1833 by MP Charles Watkin Williams–Wynn and depicts two of the patron’s five daughters. It is one of only a handful of society portraits painted by the artist. The acquisition was made possible thanks to the... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2009

Napoleon Mourning Ring Comes 'Home' to the Soane Museum

The mourning ring originally belonged to Sir John Soane, celebrated architect and founder of the Eponymous Museum, founded in 1833 LONDON.- Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and independent charity The Art Fund today announce the return of a lost treasure to the Museum – a gold mourning ring containing a lock of Napoleon’s hair, one of Sir John Soane’s prized possessions. This acquisition is a triumph for the Museum, which was unable to acquire the ring at auction earlier this year. The mourning ring originally belonged to Sir... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2009

Lady Gilbert Gives Exquisite Silverware to Temple Newsam House

Marjorie, Lady Gilbert gave two items of silverware to the museum: a silver-gilt cup by Foglino (c. 1842) and a Ming ewer with silver mounts decorated in niello (c. 1600). LEEDS.- Historic Temple Newsam House, part of Leeds Museums and Galleries, has recently acquired part of a major gift presented through the American Friends of The Art Fund by the widow of Sir Arthur Gilbert, founder of the Gilbert Collection, an outstanding collection of decorative arts currently housed in London's V&A. Marjorie, Lady Gilbert gave two... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

Titian's Triumph of Love Saved for the Nation by the Art Fund

Titian (c.1485/90-1576), The Triumph of Love. LONDON.- A rare painting by the great Venetian painter Titian (c.1485/90-1576) has come into public ownership through the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, with an additional grant of £180,000 from independent charity The Art Fund. The AIL scheme enables items deemed to be of historical or artistic importance to be given in place of inheritance tax and is administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), on behalf of the government. The circular painting, The Triumph... [Lire la suite]