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A Rothschild Renaissance : a new look at the Waddesdon bequest in the British Museum, edited by Pippa Shirley and Dora Thornton

Label
A Rothschild Renaissance : a new look at the Waddesdon bequest in the British Museum
Title
A Rothschild Renaissance
Title remainder
a new look at the Waddesdon bequest in the British Museum
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pippa Shirley and Dora Thornton
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Waddesdon Bequest is a collection of nearly 300 precious art objects from Renaissance Europe. It was bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, M.P., when he died in 1898. The Bequest is named after Waddesdon Manor, the mansion he built in Buckinghamshire, England, where the collection was housed during his lifetime. The collection was accumulated by Baron Ferdinand and by his father, Baron Anselm, and was intended to rival those put together by rulers and princes from the Renaissance onwards. It is mainly made up of small-scale, rare and precious pieces of the highest quality which were intended to inspire a sense of curiosity and wonder
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NK760
  • NK550.G72
LC item number
  • .R684 2017
  • R68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shirley, Pippa
  • Thornton, Dora
  • British Museum
Series statement
Research publication,
Series volume
212
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rothschild, Ferdinand
  • Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon, England)
  • Art objects, Renaissance
  • Art objects
Label
A Rothschild Renaissance : a new look at the Waddesdon bequest in the British Museum, edited by Pippa Shirley and Dora Thornton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An international conference was held at the British Museum in October 2015 to accompany the opening of a new gallery dedicated to the Waddesdon Bequest, the collection bequeathed to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, MP; this volume presents the papers from the event"--Page 1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lord Rothschild -- Acknowledgements ; Introduction / Dora Thornton and Pippa Shirley -- Baron Ferdinand Rothschild at Waddesdon / Pippa Shirley -- Contexts for collecting : inheritance, purchase, sale, tax and bequest / Peter Mandler -- Baron Ferdinand Rothschild's "Renaissance museum" : treasures from the new smoking room at Waddesdon Manor / Rachel Boak -- Securing a new national treasure : Baron Ferdinand Rothschild and the British Museum / Eloise Donnelly -- Additions and omissions : the transfer of bequest objects from Waddesdon Manor to the British Museum / Gina Murphy -- The post-bequest new smoking room collection at Waddesdon Manor / Phillippa Plock -- A question of taste? : Limoges painted enamels collected by French and English Rothschilds in the 19th century / Françoise Barbe -- A fascination for curiosities : a comparison between the nautilus and Bacchus cups in the Waddesdon bequest and the Grünes Gewölbe, Dresden / Ulrike Weinhold -- Sculpture in the Waddesdon bequest / Jeremy Warren -- The boxwood miniature tabernacle as a devotional toy / Dora Thornton with an appendix by Philip Fletcher -- Text and image on Middle Eastern objects : the Palmer cup in context / Anna Contadini -- Exploring a technological context in the British Museum : gilded and enamelled glass vessels of the Waddesdon bequest / William Gudenrath -- Technical examination of the Waddesdon bequest : recent discoveries, future avenues / Andrew Meek, Denise Ling, Fleur Shearman, Joanne Dyer, Maickel van Bellegem and Susan La Niece -- Art for the Rothschilds : the career of the dealer Frédéric Spitzer / Paola Cordera -- "Nothing which made me doubt its authenticity" (Sir Augustus W. Franks, British Museum, 1877) : Salomon Weininger's forgeries and some aspects of their British fortune / Paulus Rainer -- Research, interpretation and display of jewels in the Waddesdon bequest / Dora Thornton -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Illustration credits -- Index
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780861592128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957139993
  • (OCoLC)ocn957139993
Label
A Rothschild Renaissance : a new look at the Waddesdon bequest in the British Museum, edited by Pippa Shirley and Dora Thornton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An international conference was held at the British Museum in October 2015 to accompany the opening of a new gallery dedicated to the Waddesdon Bequest, the collection bequeathed to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, MP; this volume presents the papers from the event"--Page 1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lord Rothschild -- Acknowledgements ; Introduction / Dora Thornton and Pippa Shirley -- Baron Ferdinand Rothschild at Waddesdon / Pippa Shirley -- Contexts for collecting : inheritance, purchase, sale, tax and bequest / Peter Mandler -- Baron Ferdinand Rothschild's "Renaissance museum" : treasures from the new smoking room at Waddesdon Manor / Rachel Boak -- Securing a new national treasure : Baron Ferdinand Rothschild and the British Museum / Eloise Donnelly -- Additions and omissions : the transfer of bequest objects from Waddesdon Manor to the British Museum / Gina Murphy -- The post-bequest new smoking room collection at Waddesdon Manor / Phillippa Plock -- A question of taste? : Limoges painted enamels collected by French and English Rothschilds in the 19th century / Françoise Barbe -- A fascination for curiosities : a comparison between the nautilus and Bacchus cups in the Waddesdon bequest and the Grünes Gewölbe, Dresden / Ulrike Weinhold -- Sculpture in the Waddesdon bequest / Jeremy Warren -- The boxwood miniature tabernacle as a devotional toy / Dora Thornton with an appendix by Philip Fletcher -- Text and image on Middle Eastern objects : the Palmer cup in context / Anna Contadini -- Exploring a technological context in the British Museum : gilded and enamelled glass vessels of the Waddesdon bequest / William Gudenrath -- Technical examination of the Waddesdon bequest : recent discoveries, future avenues / Andrew Meek, Denise Ling, Fleur Shearman, Joanne Dyer, Maickel van Bellegem and Susan La Niece -- Art for the Rothschilds : the career of the dealer Frédéric Spitzer / Paola Cordera -- "Nothing which made me doubt its authenticity" (Sir Augustus W. Franks, British Museum, 1877) : Salomon Weininger's forgeries and some aspects of their British fortune / Paulus Rainer -- Research, interpretation and display of jewels in the Waddesdon bequest / Dora Thornton -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Illustration credits -- Index
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780861592128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957139993
  • (OCoLC)ocn957139993

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