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18th Century

18th Century

The 18th century saw the end of the Stuart period and the beginning of the Georgian age. During this period, British artists and designers were increasingly influenced by other cultures, including Europe, the ancient civilations of the classical world, and new Asian trade partners.

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Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

A study of 18th-century British sculpture, lavishly illustrated with works of art from the V&A and J. Paul Getty Museums, private collections and chur…

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Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection

This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.

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Event - Gallery Talk: Comfortable Living in 18th-century Europe

Thu 17 March 2016 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: Led by Assistant Curator Elizabeth Bisley, this tour of the newly-opened Europe 1600-1815 galleries will look at changing attitudes to comfort and privacy in 17th and 18th century Europe.

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