On exhibit in the Cam Lyman Gallery:
Henry Bernard Chalon
Hannibal and Princess
Oil on board
Gift of the Nancy-Caroll Draper estate
Henry Bernard Chalon (1770-1849) studied at the Royal Academy Schools and then started specializing in sporting and animal painting. He was appointed Animal Painter to Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, the Duchess of York and Albany, in 1795, and later to both the Prince Regent and King William IV. The adult dogs in this painting, Hannibal and Princess, were brought to England from Hesse-Cassel, Germany to be presented to Duchess Frederica afterwhich this painting was finished. These type of Great Danes were called Wild Boar Hounds or Tiger Dogs at the time. The painting was reproduced in The Sporting Magazine in 1807 and from thence in Edward C. Ash's Dogs: Their History and Development, Volume 1.
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
We have revamped our lower level Cam Lyman gallery!
In addition to several new acquisitions, this space highlights paintings and objects from the permanent collection including works that have not been displayed in many years.