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"Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: The Fortnum Collection"
1999-10-16 until 1999-12-05
National Gallery of Scotland
Edinburgh, , UK United Kingdom

Small bronzes are among the most beautiful and characteristic artefacts of the Renaissance. Ranging from everyday objects such as candlesticks and inkwells to exquisite statuettes made for the pleasure of contemplation, these bronzes reflect the artistsí desire to rekindle an art form dating back to classical antiquity and to create objects of great power and beauty for the enjoyment of a sophisticated clientele.

This exhibition, which was first shown earlier this summer at the Daniel Katz Gallery in London, marks the centenary of the death of C D E Fortnum (1820-1899), a well-known scholar and collector who played a significant role in the development of public museums in Britain.

Fortnumís magnificent collection of bronzes, maiolica and other works of art, given or bequeathed between 1888 and 1899, transformed the Renaissance collections of the . Fully illustrated catalogue available £20


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