Room 81: The Ionides Collection

The Ionides Collection, room 81
The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Constantine Ionides' collection provides a unique insight into progressive taste in Victorian Britain. He assembled a fine art collection, which included over 80 paintings, including Renaissance portraits by Botticelli and Tintoretto, and Pre-Raphaelite works by Burne-Jones and Rossetti. Ionides was also an important early collector of French painters from the 1800s, such as Degas, Delacroix and Millet. In this room, the works are densely hung, as in Ionides' home, together with sculpture and furniture which belonged to him or his family, and oriental ceramics similar to pieces he owned.

Room 81 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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The Gilbert Collection at the V&A

The Gilbert Collection at the V&A

Arthur and Rosalind Gilbert began collecting in the 1960s and over a period of about 40 years formed one of the world's most magnificent private colle…

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Event - Personal favourites: Gold and Silver from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

Sat 01 November 2014–Sat 24 October 2015

DISPLAY: Superlative silver was the first area in which Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001), one of the great collectors of the twentieth century, collected. From the 1960s onwards the London-born Los Angeles property tycoon sought expert advice, but also made some idiosyncratic choices.

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