2007 Acquisitions

Please note that recent acquisitions are not necessarily on display in the museum.



Sir William Nicholson 1872 - 1949

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Scent flask

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, with engraved and enamelled gold mounts and stopper Capodimonte, possibly painted by Giovanni Sigismondo Fischer, c. 1752-55, the mounts made in London, c. 1755-60
H. 10 cm

Purchased with the S.V. Finn Fund, and grants from The Art Fund, and the Museums, Libraries and Archives/Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund
C.28 & A-2007

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A lighthouse on fire at night"]

Joseph Wright (1734-1797)
A lighthouse on fire at night

This dramatic composition is a late and highly developed treatment of a theme that fascinated Wright from his time in Rome: a dramatically lit landscape with two light sources, one natural and the other man-made.

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