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The Gilbert Collection was formed by the English businessman Sir Arthur Gilbert, who made most of his fortune in the property business in California. After initially becoming interested in silver, he assembled a large collection of decorative art, which he gifted to the British nation in 1996. It is now on display at Somerset House in London. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Somerset House in London Somerset House is a large building situated on the south side of The Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. ... St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also alternative names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...


The collection occupies seventeen galleries and includes the following types of work:

  • Gold boxes: highly decorated and often jewel encrusted 18th century snuff boxes.
  • Silver: a wide range of European decorative silver from the Renaissance to the Victorian era.
  • Gold and treasury: pieces from around the world, including an Anatolian gold ewer from the third millennium BC
  • Italian mosaics: pietre dure works from Renaissance Florence and enamel micromosaics made in Rome. The Gilbert collection claims to have the leading collection of these two types of art in the world.
  • Art in enamel: a collection of over 100 enamel minature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The rooms containing the collection were altered and fitted out for the purpose under the direction of the silver expert Timothy Schroder, who also wrote some of the catalogues. By Region: Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance -French Renaissance -German Renaissance -English Renaissance The Renaissance was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, June 20, 1837) gave her name to the historic era. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

  • Official site


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Guggenheim Collection - Artist - Gilbert and George - Biography (418 words)
Gilbert was born Gilbert Proesch in 1943 in the Italian Dolomites.
Gilbert and George met while students at the St. Martin’s School of Art, London in 1967, and have lived and worked together in London since 1968.
In 1986, Gilbert and George were awarded the Turner Prize, and in 1987 had a major exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London.
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