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Room 50a: The Renaissance City 1350–1600

Marble statue of Samson slaying a Philistine, by Giovanni Bologna, called Giambologna (15291–608), Florence, Italy, about 1562. Museum no. A.7-1954. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund

The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery

Large-scale works, once part of impressive Renaissance buildings, are displayed in the context of the cityscape. At its heart is the courtyard and the garden, with dramatic sculptures, trees and water. The church interior display, evoked by major altarpieces and stained glass, includes the Renaissance chapel from Santa Chiara, Florence. The choir screen from the Cathedral of St John at Hertogenbosch, one of the largest objects on show, dominates the gallery.

Room 50 is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.

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