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Topic: british art

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Sword Pommel

Sword Pommel

This handsome sword pommel is one of the finest surviving fragments of Anglo-Saxon goldsmith work. The pommel's quasi-triangular shell, of cast copper alloy, is decorated with silver panels inlaid with niello p... more

St. Jerome Reading

St. Jerome Reading

Oliver's father was a goldsmith and pewterer, who arrived in London 1568, a Protestant refugee from Rouen. After studies with Nicholas Hilliard, Oliver made several Continental trips, became known in England fo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 12 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 12 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 10 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 10 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 7 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 7 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 9 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 9 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 7 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 7 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 8 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 8 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 5 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 5 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 13 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 13 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 6 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 6 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 11 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 11 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., title page (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., title page (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reiussed by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 6 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 6 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 4 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 4 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori...

Esemplario di Lauori...

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Veneggia, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reiussed by Macmillan & Co., British, ... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 9 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 9 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 10 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 10 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 12 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 12 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 14 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 14 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 11 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 11 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 2 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 2 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 3 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 3 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 5 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 5 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 8 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 8 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 13 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 13 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 2 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 2 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reiussed by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 14 (verso)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 14 (verso)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 3 (recto)

Esemplario di Lauori..., page 3 (recto)

Originally published by Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, Italian, active 16th century, Venice, designed by Florio Vavassore (Giovanni's brother), Italian, active 16th century. Reissued by Macmillan & Co., British, Lo... more

Portrait of Walter Devereux (1539–1576), First Earl of Essex

Portrait of Walter Devereux (1539–1576), First Earl of Essex

Walter Devereux succeeded his grandfather as Viscount Hereford and Lord Ferrers in 1558. He was joint custodian of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1568. The following year, he helped put down the Northern Rising and w... more

Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), 
Third Earl of Cumberland

Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), Third Earl of Cumberl...

George Clifford (1558–1605) was appointed Queen’s Champion in 1590 and was made a Knight of the Garter two years later. He is best remembered for his capture of the Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 159... more

Terminal Lame of a Grand Guard from the Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), 
Third Earl of Cumberland

Terminal Lame of a Grand Guard from the Armor Garniture of George Clif...

Made under the direction of Jacob Halder (British, master armorer at the royal workshops at Greenwich, documented in England 1558–1608) Greenwich

Right Thigh and Knee Defense (Cuisse and Poleyn) for the Armor of Sir John 
Scudamore (1541 or 1542–1623)

Right Thigh and Knee Defense (Cuisse and Poleyn) for the Armor of Sir ...

Sir John Scudamore (1541 or 1542–1623) was appointed a Gentleman Pensioner by Queen Elizabeth I (reigned 1558–1603) in 1571 or 1572 and knighted in 1592. This thigh and knee defense belongs to an armor (acc. no... more

Portrait of a Young Man, Probably Robert Devereux (1566–1601), Second Earl of  Essex

Portrait of a Young Man, Probably Robert Devereux (1566–1601), Second ...

Nicholas Hilliard (British, Exeter ca. 1547–1619 London)

Armor of Sir James Scudamore (1558–1619)

Armor of Sir James Scudamore (1558–1619)

Sir James Scudamore (1558–1619) was a prominent Elizabethan soldier and courtier. Also an enthusiastic jouster, he was praised in Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene (published 1596) as an example of chivalry person... more

Goa Stone and Gold Case

Goa Stone and Gold Case

Goa stones, named for the place where they were manufactured by Jesuits in the late seventeenth century, were manmade versions of bezoars (gallstones from ruminants). Both types were used for their medicinal an... more

Design for a Book Illustration

Design for a Book Illustration

Attributed to William Faithorne the Elder (British, London ca. 1616–1691 London)

Design for a Book Illustration

Design for a Book Illustration

Attributed to William Faithorne the Elder (British, London ca. 1616–1691 London)

Album of Architectural Sketches and Drawings

Album of Architectural Sketches and Drawings

Charles James Richardson (British, London 1806–1871 London)

Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706) with Buff Coat

Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706)...

This armor can be identified by its decoration as having belonged to Pedro II (reigned 1683–1706). The decoration includes the crowned monogram PR for Pedro Rex (Pedro the King) and the cross of the commander o... more

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

The wealth and elevated social status of this Elizabethan woman is suggested by her elaborate dress and jewels. Reflecting the influence of paintings by Nicholas Hilliard, this portrait and another of the same... more

Paradisi in Sole. Paradisus Terrestris

Paradisi in Sole. Paradisus Terrestris

John Parkinson (British, 1567–1650)

Division Viol

Division Viol

Henry Smith (British, London active 1623–ca. 1637) London, England, United Kingdom

Helmet for a Harquebusier

Helmet for a Harquebusier

Harquebusiers were the last type of cavalry to wear armor in England before it went out of use in the mid- to late seventeenth century. This harquebusier's helmet is rare and important for its richly engraved b... more

Design for a Fireplace

Design for a Fireplace

This drawing reproduces a fireplace published in a print series by Melchior II Tavernier (French, Antwerp 1595-1665 Paris) in 1633. Eight years earlier, Tavernier had hired a young artist called Jean Barbet to ... more

The Family of Cain

The Family of Cain

Peter Oliver, the leading miniature painter at the court of Charles I, established his reputation with a series of minute watercolor copies after old master paintings in the collections of the king and his nobl... more

Watch

Watch

Trained as a goldsmith, Edward East was a founding member of the London Clockmakers' Company in 1631. A successful maker of both clocks and watches throughout the Commonwealth period, he remained a royalist and... more

Wilton Garden, plate 1

Wilton Garden, plate 1

The garden of Wilton House (Wiltshire), famous today for its eighteenth-century landscape design containing England's first Palladian bridge, was originally laid out in the mid-1630s by the French-born Isaac de... more

Wilton Garden

Wilton Garden

The garden of Wilton House (Wiltshire), famous today for its eighteenth-century landscape design containing England's first Palladian bridge, was originally laid out in the mid-1630s by the French-born Isaac de... more

Henry Carey (1596–1661), Second Earl of Monmouth

Henry Carey (1596–1661), Second Earl of Monmouth

Samuel Cooper (British, London (?) 1608?–1672 London)

Portrait of a Woman, Said to Be Lucy Percy (1600?–1660), Countess of Carlisle

Portrait of a Woman, Said to Be Lucy Percy (1600?–1660), Countess of C...

Samuel Cooper (British, London (?) 1608?–1672 London)

Hooded wall clock with calendar

Hooded wall clock with calendar

Ahasuerus Fromanteel introduced the pendulum clock to England shortly after its invention by Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens in 1656. The use of the pendulum necessitated a new case form for the clock mo... more

A Knight of the Order of the Garter

A Knight of the Order of the Garter

A significant addition to the Museum's British holdings, Sir Peter Lely’s "A Knight of the Order of the Garter," represents a young knight pausing to bow during the Garter’s great annual ceremonial procession. ... more

Table or bracket clock

Table or bracket clock

Trained as a goldsmith, Edward East was a founding member of the London Clockmakers’ Company (1631). A rival of the Fromanteels both in business and politics, East, a royalist, was appointed clockmaker in 1660 ... more

The Lyon and the Kid, from Ogilby's Aesopics

The Lyon and the Kid, from Ogilby's Aesopics

England's first native book illustrator and professional etcher, Francis Barlow is best remembered for his accomplished depictions of animals and birds. This design relates to an etching, one of a group of fift... more

Viola da Gamba

Viola da Gamba

Viols, the most esteemed bowed instruments of the late Renaissance, were only gradually displaced by the violin family. Viols differ from violins chiefly in shape, in number of strings and tuning, and in having... more

Two-handled cup with cover

Two-handled cup with cover

The construction of this loving cup—meant to be passed around among a group of friends, family, or members of a corporate entity–is unusual but achieved by simple means. A circular sleeve was slipped over a pla... more

Carter, the Colorman

Carter, the Colorman

Charles Beale II's remarkable red chalk studies of family members and friends, although not intended for a public audience, comprise this portrait and miniature painter's most distinguished legacy. Here, he dep... more

Longcase clock with calendar

Longcase clock with calendar

Joseph Knibb was an outstanding clockmaker in London in the generation that included such illustrious names as Fromanteel and Thomas Tompion. The familiar longcase, or grandfather, clock exemplified here was de... more

Portrait of Gerard Edema

Portrait of Gerard Edema

The Dutch painter Edema arrived in England in 1670, traveled to Newfoundland, New York and Surinam, then settled in Britain and became known as the "Salvator Rosa of the North." He appears here in a short wig a... more

Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706)

Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706)

This armor can be identified by its decoration as having belonged to Pedro II (reigned 1683–1706). The decoration includes the crowned monogram PR for Pedro Rex (Pedro the King) and the cross of the commander o... more

Bentside Spinet

Bentside Spinet

Less than a dozen bentside spinets have been identified with this maker. Queen Anne owned one of Haward's virginals and Samuel Pepys noted in his diary that he "did there like of a little espinette". Charles H... more

Embroidered band sampler

Embroidered band sampler

Band samplers are composed of horizontal rows ("bands") of embroidered patterns stitched along the linen foundation fabric. Many of the patterns stitched onto band samplers can be traced to sixteenth-century pa... more

Wig cabinet (cabinet de coiffure)

Wig cabinet (cabinet de coiffure)

This wig cabinet is one of the most elaborate examples of its kind, a work of great refinement and supreme craftsmanship.[1] The exterior is decorated with extremely fine boulle marquetry, which retains many of... more

Portrait of Adrian Beverland Drawing a Statue of Callipygian Venus

Portrait of Adrian Beverland Drawing a Statue of Callipygian Venus

This mezzotint represents the beginnings of satirical printmaking in Britain, and its engraver Beckett was one of the first native-born masters of that medium. The print centers on Adrian Beverland, a Dutch jur... more

The History of the Coronation of James II

The History of the Coronation of James II

Francis Sandford (British, 1630–1694)

An Account of His Excellence Roger Earl of Castlemaine's Embassy, from . . . James the IId . . . . to His Holiness Innocent XI

An Account of His Excellence Roger Earl of Castlemaine's Embassy, from...

Written by John Michael Wright (British, (?) London 1617–1694 London)

Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man

Robert White (British, London 1645–1703 London)

Study of an Urn; Study for the Frieze Decoration around the Urn

Study of an Urn; Study for the Frieze Decoration around the Urn

The son of a decorative painter, Edward Pierce the younger pursued a career as sculptor and architect, modeling busts of Oliver Cromwell (1672) and Sir Christopher Wren (1673), then working on city churches des... more

Bass Viola da Gamba

Bass Viola da Gamba

This instrument is attributed to the English master luthier Barak Norman. Norman's workshop, "The Bass Viol," was one of many workshops of its kind located in the vicinity of Saint Paul's Cathedral, the epicent... more

Marriage A-la-Mode, plate IV (reverse copy)

Marriage A-la-Mode, plate IV (reverse copy)

Copy after William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Leaf from Aedes Walpolianae mounted with two prints: (a): Three Soldiers; (b): Christ Appearing to Mary in the Garden

Leaf from Aedes Walpolianae mounted with two prints: (a): Three Soldie...

Richard Earlom (British, London 1743–1822 London)

Tivoli, Villa of Maecenas and part of the Cascatelle

Tivoli, Villa of Maecenas and part of the Cascatelle

In 1794 Cozens suffered a nervous breakdown and was placed under the care of Dr. Thomas Monro, a physician and patron of the arts. Appreciating Cozens's exceptional contributions as a watercolorist, Monro emplo... more

In the Park at Packington

In the Park at Packington

Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford (British, London 1751–1812)

Design for a Chimneypiece

Design for a Chimneypiece

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

Design for a Frieze Ornamented with Musical Instruments

Design for a Frieze Ornamented with Musical Instruments

Attributed to Thomas Hardwick (British, London 1752–1829 London)

Bridge at Blenheim Palace (recto); York Cathedral (verso)

Bridge at Blenheim Palace (recto); York Cathedral (verso)

A skilled amateur watercolorist, Cornish worked as an attorney in Exeter before going to India as private secretary to his brother-in-law, Governor General Sir John Shore. While based in Calcutta, between 1793 ... more

Design for a Sconce with a Mirror

Design for a Sconce with a Mirror

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

The Squire's Kitchen

The Squire's Kitchen

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Figure studies

Figure studies

George Bickham, Sr. (British, London 1684–1758 London)

Design for a a Mirror with a Rounded Top

Design for a a Mirror with a Rounded Top

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

A Couple at Table with Servants

A Couple at Table with Servants

After Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Design for a Mirror

Design for a Mirror

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

The Laughing Audience

The Laughing Audience

After William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

An Emblematic Print on the South Sea

An Emblematic Print on the South Sea

After William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Design for an Oval Mirror

Design for an Oval Mirror

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

Design for a Oblong Mirror with Sconces

Design for a Oblong Mirror with Sconces

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Attributed to Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Design for a Chimneypiece

Design for a Chimneypiece

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

A Heron

A Heron

Produced during the British colonial period, this study of a heron shows great detail in all aspects of the depiction. Textures are conveyed through the meticulous use of watercolor. An inscription written in p... more

Costume design

Costume design

Robert Dighton the Elder (British, London ca. 1752–1814 London)

Design for a Corinthian Entablature for the Duke of Richmond, either for Richmond House, Whitehall, London, or Goodwood, Sussex

Design for a Corinthian Entablature for the Duke of Richmond, either f...

Thomas Hardwick (British, London 1752–1829 London)

Duke of Cumberland

Duke of Cumberland

James Tassie (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1735–1799 London)

Bentside Spinet

Bentside Spinet

Thomas Hitchcock (British, London ca. 1685–after 1733 London) London, England, United Kingdom

Costume design

Costume design

Robert Dighton the Elder (British, London ca. 1752–1814 London)

Figures by the Seashore

Figures by the Seashore

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

A Military Review

A Military Review

Attributed to Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Design for a Frieze, Ornamented with Lion's Head Paterae

Design for a Frieze, Ornamented with Lion's Head Paterae

John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)

Ships and Sailors

Ships and Sailors

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)