Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture
Designer Peggy Davies
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate
This exhibit in the recently renovated Westminster Gallery of the Jarville House features the Museum’s collection of lovely porcelains focusing on the recently gifted pieces from the Glen Twiford estate. A discerning collector of dogs in porcelain sculpture, Mr. Twiford’s collection numbers approximately 125 pieces. Also displayed throughout the Museum will be collection pieces gifted from past donors such as Jean Ann Cone, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Billings, Gilbert S. Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Fellton, Marie A. Moore, Nancy-Carroll Draper, and Paul Tolliver. Exhibit objects will range in size from small to nearly life-size and include depictions of many breeds of dogs. Various pieces from the historic porcelain makers such as Royal Doulton, Meissen, Royal Copenhagen, Rosenthal, Nymphenburg, and Hutschenreuther will comprise the exhibit. Pieces range from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Landseer wall:
A focus upon several works in the Museum's collection by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.
Edwin Henry Landseer
The Two Dogs (detail)
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Cynthia S. Wood estate