Friday, 1 February 2013

Acquisitions and Exhibitions

Picture: BBC
This collection of renaissance silver looks like a great acquisition at the Ashmolean, although weirdly there doesn't seem to be anything on their website yet.  See the BBC for some initial details, disappointingly focusing on speculation about improper provenance.  It will complement the Ashmolean's strong collection of renaissance bronzes, which they present particularly well. 
The Ashmolean is exhibiting a selection of highlights from its first rate collection of drawings from May 25 to August 18.  It will be well worth a trip - wherever you live!  The Palais des Beaux Arts in Lille has a comparable collection of drawings, also strong in Raphael.  They are exhibiting a selection of highlights from the Wicar collection 12 April to 22 July, including 15 Raphaels.

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