21 mai 2013

Landmark exhibition returns Sir Horace Walpole's collection to its original setting

Pieter Paul Rubens, Friar’s Head. Oil on canvas. ©The State Hermitage Museum. LONDON.- The magnificent art collection amassed by Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, has been reassembled in its original home of Houghton Hall for the first time in over 200 years. The most celebrated British collection of the 18th century, it was acquired in 1779 by Catherine the Great in a landmark private sale negotiated by James Christie, founder of Christie’s. The core of the collection went on to adorn the Hermitage in St.... [Lire la suite]
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