Past Exhibitions

Exhibition 3

Kingdom Animalia & The Decorative Arts | 2013

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This exhibition displays items of all types within the collection that have a connection to the animal kingdom. Some 98 items have been selected for this exhibition which has been well received by visitors to the gallery.

They include items such as Lord Leighton’s Perseus on Pegasus (1895), a celebrated Chelsea Porcelain Music Lesson Group (circa 1760), an Imperial Napoleonic Commode with Bees (circa 1800), an Edwin Landseer painting of a Border Terrier (1820), a James Pollard Menagerie painting depicting Kangaroos in a travelling circus (circa 1820) and a Jakob Bogdany Papillon Dog (circa 1715) a personal favourite of our late founder.

Image: Francis Calcroft Turner, active 1810 – 1846. Roxanna, dam of Lath & grand-dam of Eclipse, oil on canvas. England 1845.

Past Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

Gallery 1: Neoclassic: The Spirit of Antiquity | Gallery 2: Rococo: Graceful Exuberance | Gallery 3: The Madness of the Gods: Love, War & Transgressions

The exhibitions of The David Roche Foundation House Museum showcase the fundamental areas of David’s collecting passion. The Rococo and Neoclassic periods, spanning eighteenth-century Europe, were a rich and rewarding hunting ground for David. Sumptuous furniture, porcelain, clocks, metalware and textiles reflect his prerequisite for quality, notable makers and, if possible, a provenance to royalty, aristocracy or notable figures.  

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