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Brought to Life; Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered, edited by Adrian Eeles£20.00 – £28.00 Buy Eliot Hodgkin (1905-1987) is best known as a painter of still life subjects beautifully executed in tempera. His depictions of everyday objects - such as lemons, radishes, dead leaves and feathers - have always been much prized by collectors. Less well known are his haunting views of bomb sites in London after World War II, with rank weeds and wildflowers pushing up through mounds of rubble. This revealing, fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the first survey exhibition on the artist since 1990. Published by Waddesdon Manor May 2019. Paperback. 158 pages
Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery£35.00 Buy The twelve silver-gilt cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze are magnificent examples of 16th-century European goldsmithing. Featuring figures and scenes from Roman historian Suetonius's classic work The Twelve Caesars, all Tazze are rendered in minute, intricate relief. Dispersed in the 1860s, the tazze were reunited in 2014 for the first time since the 19th century. This book shows each piece newly photographed to highlight the dazzling detail and show the works as they were originally made. The accompanying essays, written by a team of scholars from around the world, explore the persistent questions that swirl around these unique silver dishes, including where, when, and for whom they were originally made, what they were used for, and why the set was separated and scattered.
Bakst£35.00 Buy The choice of subject was left to the artist, who completed the seven panels in 1922, delayed by ill health, other work and the First World War. In 1923 it was decided to hang the panels in the dining room, but it is not known whether they were ever installed. They were finally hung in the dining room of James and Dorothy's next house, at 23 St James' Place. They were installed in the Bakst Room at Waddesdon in 1995.
Edmund de Waal Exhibition Catalogue£25.00 Buy Some of these groups of porcelain vessels relate to spectacular pieces of furniture, or echo the formal groupings of objects in 18th century interiors. Others take on ideas of collecting itself, how things are kept together, lost, stolen or dispersed. Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading ceramic artists. He has exhibited widely and his work is held in many major museum collections. His book The Hare with Amber Eyes was published in 2010 and has received several awards. He lives with his family in London.