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Ellenor M. Alcorn, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how in England, as in Europe, a rich display of silver was essential to the expression of power. Discover how English sovereigns from Elizabeth I to George III and their courtiers competed culturally on the international stage, commissioning silver and other luxury goods to establish their stature. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition British Silver: The Wealth of a Nation, on view May 15, 2012–January 20, 2013.
Recorded October 12, 2012
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Fountain with Arms of Jacopo de' Pazzi
The Virgin Annunciate
Tondo mirror frame
Mourning Virgin from a Crucifixion Group
Mourning St. John from a Crucifixion Group
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This Madonna, though quite stained (probably as the result of zealous cleanings involving the use of oil), preserves a rare feature in the imitation textile pattern that adorns the back and gives the group added relief.
Duke of Montpensier (by 1892–1913) ; George and Florence Blumenthal , New York (by 1926, until her death in 1930) ; George Blumenthal (until d. 1941; bequeathed to MMA)
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