Catalogue of the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum III. The `Curiosities' (v. 3) ebook
by Hugh Tait
In 1898, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild bequeathed to the British Museum as the Waddesdon Bequest the contents from his New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor.
In 1898, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild bequeathed to the British Museum as the Waddesdon Bequest the contents from his New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor. This consisted of a wide-ranging collection of almost 300 objets d'art et de vertu which included exquisite examples of jewellery, plate, enamel, carvings, glass and maiolica. Earlier than most objects is the outstanding Holy Thorn Reliquary, probably created in the 1390s in Paris for John, Duke of Berry.
The Waddesdon Bequest is a collection of nearly 300 objects, left to the Museum .
The Waddesdon Bequest is a collection of nearly 300 objects, left to the Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. It consists of exceptionally important medieval and Renaissance pieces, as well as a number of 19th-century fakes. Building on a much smaller collection of curiosities inherited from his father, Baron Ferdinand's purchases exemplify the renewal of interest in medieval and Renaissance art in the Victorian era. The collection was housed in the New Smoking Room at Waddesdon, the backdrop to a sophisticated social scene, with Baron Ferdinand playing host to some of the most influential and famous figures of the day.
Hardcover: 360 pages. Publisher: British Museum Press (1988). ISBN-13: 978-0714105246. Package Dimensions: 11 x . x . inches. Shipping Weight: . pounds.
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The Sea Dragon Pendant in the Waddesdon Bequest displayed in Room No. 45 of the British Museum, is based . 45 of the British Museum, is based on Erasmus Hornick's design for pendants, consisting of dragons and sea horses, that occurred in the engraved designs of the Bavarian goldsmith published in 1562. One of these designs show a dragon, a mythical monster like a giant reptile, fierce and frightening, in combat with a brave warrior, who is in the grip of its powerful claws, but later vanquished by the warrior by driving his spear through its widely opened mouth.
London: British Museum Publications, 1986.
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The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance. Its value does not reside in the price of the materials from which it is made
The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance. Tate Modern, until 11 October. Art is not jewellery. Its value does not reside in the price of the materials from which it is made. After all, the cost of the pigment, oil and cloth that made up a Rembrandt was negligible. It’s what he did with them that counts.