Western Art

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Ewer and basin

Silver gilt, London 1592; maker’s mark IN. Diameter of basin 41.2 cm; height of ewer 29.8 cm.


Flask of imitation porcelain

Painted in underglaze blue with sprays of foliage and flowers. Italian, Florence, probably between 1575 and 1587, maximum height 18.5 cm. Marked beneath the base with the Dome of Florence Cathedral and F.


John Tradescant the Elder (d.1638)

Attributed to Emmanuel de Critz, painted on canvas, 79 x 62 cm.


John Tradescant the Younger (1608–62)

Attributed to Thomas de Critz, painted on canvas, 107 x 86 cm.


Maiolica plate

Nicola da Urbino (active 1520–1537/8), diameter 30.5 cm, c.1525.


Maiolica plate painted with a head composed of penises

Francesco Urbini, 23.3 cm diameter, c.1530–37.

Study for the figure of Day

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564): Study for the figure of Day

Black chalk over some stylus indications on off-white paper, 25.8 x 33.2 cm.


Paolo Uccello (c.1396/7–1475): Hunt in the forest

Panel, complete painting 73.5 x 177 cm, detail shown here approx 36 x 57 cm, c.1465–70.

Combat of Nude Men

Raphael (Raffaello Santi, 1483–1520): Combat of nude Men

Red chalk over preliminary stylus work on off-white paper, 37.9 x 28.1 cm.


Samuel Palmer (1805–81): The valley thick with corn

Pen and dark brown ink, brush with sepia mixed with gum on paper, 18.2 x 27.5 cm. Signed and dated 1825, from early in the young artist’s ‘visionary Shoreham period’.


Saskia asleep in Bed

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), pen and brown ink on paper, 14.4 x 20.8 cm, probably c.1635.


Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723)

Edward Pierce (c.1630–1695), marble bust, 66.1 cm high, 1673. Given by the sitter’s son, in 1737 and attributed by him to Pierce.


The Forest Fire

Piero di Cosimo (1461–1522), oil on panel, 71.2 x 202 cm.


The Prioress’s Tale cabinet

Philip Webb (1831–1915) and Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898), wood, 222 cm high. Designed by Webb in 1857, and decorated by Burne-Jones with scenes from the tale told by the Prioress in The Canterbury Tales.



Antonio Stradivari (1644?–1737), 59.3 cm long, Cremona, with the original label: Antonius Stradivarius Cremoensis/Faciebat Anno 1716.