This photo essay relates to some of the wonderful object’s d’art found at the Wallace Collection. Really beautiful stuff, but reminds me of the old joke.
Somebody peering and trying to comprehend what they are, at a modern art exhibit which was labelled “Art Objects” and then turns to his companion and says, I dont blame Art for Objecting..
But these are really beautiful.
This is one of the most exquisite example of wooden carving I have seen, even better than the one which I saw at the V&A. This was made around 1500 AD and shows various scenes of the Old and New Testaments. I nearly pushed my nose flat trying to get closer to it. Absolutely gorgeous.
Little paintings/icons under leather covers, presumably so that they dont fade, very nice
A lovely little clock…the women were extraordinarily represented…can you imagine the planning behind the stress on that hand above the clock?wow
A collar…Netherlands, 1499
Some wonderfully carved tablets…
Couple of Diptych's…really good. But till now, the best exhibit of these kinds of stuff is at the Courtland’s Gallery. See here.
Each of these objects were amazing…one can spend hours admiring them…But next essay is about furniture.