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

Future Exhibition

The Pursuit of Pattern 

Opening at The David Roche Foundation on 22 January, The Pursuit of Pattern explores the fashion for inlaid surface patterns on furniture and objets d’art as well as jewellery.

The exhibition reawakens the passion for, and beauty of, the near-lost techniques of working in marquetry, pietra dure, hardstones, micromosaics and more. Enjoy exquisite marquetry furniture in exotic timbers and superb glass mosaic pictures laid into table tops achieved by the most highly-skilled craftsmen working in Europe.

 

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