The design book of Filippo Orsoni

These pages come from an album of drawings in pen, ink and wash with yellow watercolour. The album contains 306 pages of designs for armour and weapons. These designs were the work of a little-known painter called Filippo Orsoni, from Mantua in northern Italy. One of the pages is dated 1554. Orsoni may have wanted the designs to be published as many are annotated with self-promoting captions that openly tout for business.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Chairs - Postcard Book

Chairs - Postcard Book

This book of 16 postcards accompanies the opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Dr. Susa Weber Gallery, the permanent home of the V&A's inte…

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Event - Liberty Style

Thu 29 January 2015 15:00

The story of Liberty’s is the story of design. The brand has been an international byword for style and innovation since 1875, when Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened the doors of the Regent street shop.

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