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‘A gatherer and disposer of other men's stuffe’

Clive Wainwright.

in Journal of the History of Collections

May 2002; p ublished online May 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

Written in 1997, the author intended to revise this article before publication. He also hoped that its publication would bring to his attention papers relating to Marks's activities and...

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‘A maddening temptation’

Christina Rozeik.

in Journal of the History of Collections

November 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 6968 words.

The Ricketts and Shannon collection of Greek and Roman antiquities comprises nearly 190 objects, including vases, terracottas, small marble and bronze sculptures, and gems. The collection...

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‘A thing to be seen’

Philip McEvansoneya.

in Journal of the History of Collections

May 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 9933 words.

A bundle of letters in the Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum details the assembly by the artist, George Sharp, on behalf of his friend and pupil, the diplomat John [later Sir John]...

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A. W. Franks, Nineteenth-century collecting and the British Museum

Timothy Wilson.

in Journal of the History of Collections

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

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Abdy, Sir Valentine (Robert Duff)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Architecture; Art. 147 words.

6th Bt cr 1850

Born 11 Sept. 1937; s of Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, 5th Bt, and Lady Diana Bridgeman (d 1967), ...

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Aberdeen and Temair

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Architecture; Art. 126 words.

Born 20 July 1920; s of 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, DSO, and Cécile Elizabeth (d 1948), d of George Drummond, Swaylands, Penshurst, Kent; ...

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Abraham Darby

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — British History.

(1677–1717).

The founder of the great Shropshire iron industry, using local supplies of coal and iron. He was born in Worcestershire of a quaker family, apprenticed in Birmingham,...

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Academicians and academies in eighteenth-century Naples

Elvira Chiosi.

in Journal of the History of Collections

November 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 10924 words.

The academies make it possible to trace the transformations that took place in eighteenth-century Neapolitan society, and their history illuminates the role played by Freemasonry throughout...

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acorn cup

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Covered silver cup shaped like the cupulate involucre in which the acorn grows, usually mounted on a botanical stem. Acorn cups were popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

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Acquired Tastes. 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum

Colin Harrison.

in Journal of the History of Collections

May 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 775 words.

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