Year of Legends 2017

Welsh Dragon

2017 is the ‘Year of Legends’ in Wales, and we delved deeply into our collection to see what treasures relating to this fabulous theme might come to light. We selected a few, some of which will be included in a small display at the School of Art; others will only be viewable online. This is an on-going project and from time to time we might add to this post, so keep an eye out for updates.

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens with illustrations by Phiz (Household Words, 1874)

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Karen’s Cabinet of Curiosities May 2017

DSC06587Curiosity: Tiger head and forepaws in glass case

Date: 1903 (shot)

Origin: Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India

Maker: J. Hutchings, Naturalist and Gunmaker, Aberystwyth

Measurements (case): 71x41x79cm

 

 

 

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Karen’s Cabinet of Curiosities: April 2017

The casket will be on display as part of the ‘Alternative Facts’: Interpreting Works from the School of Art exhibition at the School of Art Gallery, 22 May-28 September 2017, during regular opening hours, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

dsc_0072Curiosity: Rock crystal and enamelled silver casket

 

Origin: probably Vienna, Austria

 

Date: 2nd half 19th century (before 1882)

 

Maker: unknown/no maker’s mark

 

Measurements: ca. 14x12x9.5 cm

 

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German Photographers Erich Retzlaff & Hans Saebens in the School of Art Collection

Back view of young girl with toy pram, Erich Retzlaff, ca. 1943, © Estate of Erich Retzlaff
Back view of young girl with toy pram, Erich Retzlaff, ca. 1943, © Estate of Erich Retzlaff
Die Kinder wachsen zum Teil noch in die schöne Tracht hinein, Hans Saebens, 1936, © Estate of Hans Saebens
Die Kinder wachsen zum Teil noch in die schöne Tracht hinein, Hans Saebens, 1936, © Estate of Hans Saebens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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