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European Splendour 1500-1800

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<P><EM>The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection</EM></P> <P align=right>Michelangelo</P> <P align=left>For centuries in Europe, luxury goods were the preserve of the monarchy, Church, and nobility. But waves of change gave more people than ever before access to the beauty and sophistication of gold, fine furniture, silks, and lace.</P> <P align=left>Discover these objects of desire spanning 300 years of history.<BR></P>
Selected Works

Dish

Unknown

1368-1644

Orphrey cross

Unknown

1400-1500

Geometric design for an ornamented ceiling

Daniel Hopfer

1505-1536

Knight with bread and wine (Melchizedek).

Albrecht Altdorfer

1520-1526

Ornament with foliage and a vase in the centre.

Heinrich Aldegrever

1528

Faith

Heinrich Aldegrever

1528

Dish

Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo

1530-1535

A mask held by two genii

Hans S. Beham

1544

Mankind awaiting the Last Judgement

Jan Sadeler I

1580-1584

Portrait of a young man

Anthonis Mor

16th century

Embroidery

Unknown

16th century

Plate

Unknown

16th century

La grande chasse (The great stag hunt)

Jacques Callot

circa 1619

William Camden

1630

Bust of an oriental

Jan Lievens the Elder

circa 1630

Old man with beard, fur cap, and velvet cloak

Rembrandt H. van Rijn

circa 1631

Justus Sustermans, painter in Antwerp

Sir Anthony van Dyck

early 1630s

Self-portrait in a velvet cap with plume

Rembrandt H. van Rijn

1638

A chalice.

Wenceslaus Hollar, and Unknown

1640

Embroidered picture

Unknown

circa 1640

Queen Henrietta Maria

William Faithorne the Elder, after Sir Anthony van Dyck

1640-1642

Margaret, Princess of Lorraine. From Icones principum virorum

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert, after Sir Anthony van Dyck

before 1641

Cornelis Saftleven, painter, from Icones principum virorum

Lucas E. Vorsterman the Elder, after Sir Anthony van Dyck

before 1641

Woman's head framed in roundel

Wenceslaus Hollar

1643

Lucas Vorsterman, engraver in Antwerp

Sir Anthony van Dyck

1645

The Royal Exchange.

Wenceslaus Hollar

1645-47

Man with moustache wearing a fur headdress, facing left

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

1645-1650

Henry VIII

Wenceslaus Hollar, and Hans Holbein the Younger

1647

Muff with a band of brocade

Wenceslaus Hollar

1647

Charles I.

Wenceslaus Hollar, and Sir Anthony van Dyck

1649

The Nativity with God the Father and angels adoring the Christ Child

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

1647-51

Apostle spoon

Unknown

circa 1650

Ceiling design: God and putti with symbols of the Passion

Carlo Ridolfi

early to mid 17th century

The story of Adonis. Plate 4. Venus introduces the young Adonis to the hunt.

Herman van Swanevelt

1654

Mount Parnassus

Stefano della Bella

1661

Wheel lock hunting rifle, .57 calibre

Martin Brobst

1679

Brushes

I L

circa 1690

Chair

Unknown

circa 1690

Arm chair

Unknown

circa 1690

Cabinet on stand.

Unknown

circa 1690

Toilet Box

I L

1691

Mirror

I L

1693-1694

Lace

1600s

Edging

1600s

Christ at the Temple

Giovanni Ghisolfi

17th Century

The birds

Melchior d'Hondecoeter

17th century

Still life

Unknown, inspired by Jan van Kessel II

mid-to-late 17th century

An interior with arcaded gallery and staircase

Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena

late 17th century-mid-18th century

Chest

Unknown

circa 1700

Brise fan

Unknown

circa 1720

Wing chair

Unknown

circa 1720

Longcase clock

Thomas Windmills

circa 1720

Folding fan

Unknown

1720-1740

Sack-backed gown - unpicked

Unknown

1725

Voulez-vous triompher des belles?... From 'L'Oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau Peintre du Roy Recueil Jullienne'

Henri Simon Thomassin, after Jean-Antoine Watteau

1725

Woman's bodice

Unknown

1730-1750

A rake's progress. Plate 2. The Levée.

William Hogarth

1735

A rake's progress. Plate 3. The tavern scene.

William Hogarth

1735

Le Preson V (The Prison). From: Vedute altre prese da i luoghi altre ideate da Antonio Canal

Antonio Canaletto

1735-1746

Georg E. Rumpf

1739

Marriage à-la-mode. Plate 1. The marriage settlement

William Hogarth

1745

Marriage à-la-mode. Plate 2. The tête-à-tête

William Hogarth

1745

Marriage à-la-mode. Plate 4. The toilette

William Hogarth

1745

Folding fan

Unknown

circa 1750

Folding fan

Unknown

circa 1750

The sense of hearing

Unknown

circa 1750

The sense of taste

Unknown

circa 1750

Plate

Unknown

circa 1750

Vase

Unknown

circa 1750

Teabowls and saucers

Unknown

circa 1750

Veduta del Porto di Ripetta. From: Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

circa 1753

Wine table

Unknown

1750-1770

Shoes, women's

Unknown

1750-1770

Folding fan

Unknown

1750-1775

Lace edging

Unknown

1750-1800

Sauce boat

The Chelsea Porcelain Factory

1752-1756

View of the bridge and mausoleum, built by the Emperor Hadrian, from Antichità Romane (Roman Antiquities), vol. IV, plate IV

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

1756

Waistcoat

Unknown

1760 -70

Pockets

Unknown

circa 1760

Stomacher

Unknown

1760s

Dining chair

Unknown

1760-80

Folding fan

Unknown

1765-1785

Hebe pouring wine for Jupiter in the form of an eagle

Angelica C. Kauffmann

circa 1770

Corner Cupboard

Unknown

circa 1770

Card table

Unknown

circa 1770

Teapot

Royal Worcester

1770 -1775

Robe à l'anglaise retroussée

Unknown

1770-1780

Mrs Humphrey Devereux

John S. Copley

1771

Christ healing the sick ('The hundred guilder print')

Captain William Baillie, and Rembrandt H. van Rijn

1775

Tea set and coffee service

Royal Worcester

circa 1775

Robe à l'Anglaise

Unknown

1775-1785

Candlesticks

Thomas Law

1780s

Waistcoat

Unknown

circa 1780

Portrait of Admiral Sir Edward Hughes

Unknown

circa 1786

Medallion

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd

circa 1787

Portrait of John Greenwood [junior]

William Beechey

circa 1795

Colosseum, Rome

Michel Vincent Charles Brandoin

mid-to-late 18th century

Punchbowl

Unknown

late 18th century

Lace lappet

Unknown

1700s

The Temple of Diana

Giovanni P. Panini

18th century

Hot water urn

Unknown

circa 1800

Achilles, frantic for the loss of Patroclus, rejecting the consolation of Thetis

George Dawe

1803

Portrait of Princess Charlotte of Wales

George Dawe

circa 1817

Untitled [Renaissance cabinet]

Unknown

1830 -1837

Collar

Unknown

1800s

Lace collar

Unknown

1800s

Copy of the Portland Vase

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd

c. 1895

Lace collar

Unknown

17th century

Treasury Hall, Ghent

Louis Haghe

Madonna della Sedia (Madonna of the Armchair)

Unknown artist (18th-19th century) Italy or France. After Raffaelo Sanzio, known as Raphael (1483-1520) Italy

Devotional book. Jesum liebender Seelen ta¨gliche Himmel-Reis, oder, Gottselige Betrachtungen, Christliche Lebens-Regeln, zeistreiche Gebet, anmutige Heimen, und auserlesne neuer Lieder, ausallerlen Zeit, Stand und Fa¨lle der Christen gerichtet. Allen recht schaffenen geistlichen Bandersleuten, zu ta¨gliche Gebrauch, dadurch sie sich dezeiteln Welt entfernen, und zu dem himmlischen Freuden-Leben gelangen ko¨nnen, aus vieler geistreichen Ma¨nner Stern-Schriften gezogen, mit Kupffern gezieret, und anjetzo mit einem geistreichen Gesang-Bu¨chlein

Sebastian Göbel

1692

Other Exhibitions
Bottle - goldfish on vortex plinth

John Parker: Handmade Precision

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Dish

European Splendour 1500-1800

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The Clown from Fulham Road

Inspired: Ceramics and jewellery shaped by the past

18 Mar 2016 - Sep 2016

Whakapakoko Tutei

Nga Kaihanga Uku

20 Jan 2016 - 13 Mar 2016

Modded Server-Rack Display with Some Interpretations of Imagery from NSA MYSTIC, FOXACID, QUANTUMTHEORY, and Other SSO/TAO Slides

Simon Denny: Secret Power

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Untitled. From &#39;The object series&#39;

Alexis Hunter: The model’s revenge

09 Sep 2016 -

Max Gimblett, &lt;EM&gt;Remembrance&lt;/EM&gt;, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and The Friends of St David’s Trust

The Art of Remembrance

16 Mar 2016 - 07 Aug 2016

Untitled #6. From the portfolio: 10 Screenprints

Maori minimalism and international influence - Te Ao Hou | Modern Maori Art

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Knowledge on a beam of starlight (panel 1)

Kerry Ann Lee: Knowledge on a beam of starlight

22 Aug 2014 - Mar 2016

Untitled

The Anzac print portfolio

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 Flower dish

Walter Cook: A collector's quest

21 Jul 2012 - 06 Mar 2016

Portrait taken amongst kauri gum diggers, Te Papa

Adorned | Whakarakei

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Milford Sound, cascade from Mitre

New Zealand Photography Collected

06 Nov 2015 - 07 Aug 2016

Bluescape

John Drawbridge: Oceanscapes

02 Jul 2015 - 02 Nov 2015

View of Mt Egmont, Taranaki, New Zealand, taken from New Plymouth, with Maoris driving off settlers’ cattle

Unsettling

06 Nov 2015 - 17 Jan 2016

Matt Pine, &lt;em&gt;Placement Projects: revisited&lt;/em&gt;, 2016. Photograph by Mike O&#39;Neill. Te Papa

Matt Pine: Placement Projects revisited

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Up in the sky #11

Filmic imaginaries: Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt

16 Aug 2016 -

Sataua, Savai&#39;i, Western Samoa, 1982. From the series: Polynesia here and there

Glenn Jowitt: Photographing the Pacific

02 Apr 2015 - 02 Nov 2015

Elongation. From the series: House Alterations

Open Home: Contemporary New Zealand artists explore home life

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Wanker

Splash! Four contemporary New Zealand paintings

02 Apr 2015 - 26 Oct 2015

The first view of the valley, Yosemite, from the Mariposa Trail

Carleton Watkins

06 Nov 2015 - 28 Aug 2016

Fay and Jane Birkinshaw

New Visions, New Zealand

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The painted dream garden

Two Artists: Emily Karaka & Shona Rapira Davies

02 Apr 2015 - 18 Oct 2015

The Terraces

Framing the View

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T&#239;vaevae ta’&#246;rei pepe e pua kaute (quilt with butterfly and hibiscus pattern)

Tivaevae: Out of the glory box

02 Apr 2015 - 11 Oct 2015

Santo Stefano, Capri

Louis Rosenberg: Etched into memory

02 Apr 2015 - 18 Oct 2015

Nopera Te Ngiha

Ngati Toa Rangatira: He iti whetu | Ngati Toa portraits

02 Apr 2015 - 31 Jul 2016

Helen Hitchings holding a carved wooden cat

The Gallery of Helen Hitchings

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T&#228; Moko panel

Kanohi Kitea | Maori & Pacific Encounters

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river

Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai

22 Mar 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Figures in landscape

Emblems of Identity

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

Charger

Being Modern

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

Te Kooti at Ruatahuna

Te Ao Hou | Modern Maori Art

02 Apr 2015 - 31 Jul 2016

Winter in Quebec

Collecting Modern

22 Aug 2014 - 18 Oct 2015

Boy Am I Scarred Eh

Peter Robinson: Retorts & comebacks

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

The dinner party

Framing the Museum

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Waharoa (gateway)

Art throughout Te Papa

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&quot;Un Grime&quot; Musique de Ravel (An Actor)

Natalia Goncharova: A visual radical

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Daylight flotsam Venice

Bill Culbert in Venice

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Martha Graham - &#39;Ekstasis&#39;

Anonymous Bodies

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

I was born in the Pacific Equinox

Contemporary Pacific Art

Nov 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

A grain of wheat

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943–2014)

19 Oct 2014 - 23 Nov 2014

The giant stride

Speed and Colour: British linocuts of the 1930s

01 Feb 2014 - 15 Jun 2014

Land List

Meridian Lines: Contemporary art from New Zealand

21 Sep 2013 - 25 May 2014

The marriage at Cana

Winifred Knights: The Marriage at Cana

12 May 2014 - 20 Jul 2014

The living room (The &#39;great living room&#39; with open timber roof. The dining room to left. The great table 5&#39; 6 x 9&#39; with top cut from a single rimu log originally 6&#39; through. The bay window looks across the Bight to Egmont in the distance - A view seldom equalled)

Letting Us In

18 Jan 2014 - 20 Jul 2014

Marken funeral barge

Petrus van der Velden: Art of two halves

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

This is the Trekka

Michael Stevenson: This is the Trekka

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Poster for &#39;James K. Baxter Festival 1973: Four Plays&#39;

Walk with Me

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Bangle

Bone Stone Shell

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Autumn mist

Art of the 20th Century

29 Mar 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Light Fall

Bill Culbert's Light Fall

22 Aug 2014 - 19 Oct 2014

Lake Matheson, Westland

Brian Brake: Lens on the World

14 Dec 2011 - 20 Jul 2014

Te Papa poster no. 22

Artist Project: Andrew McLeod

29 Mar 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Shi Lu Painting a lotus flower

Shi Lu: A revolution in paint

21 Mar 2014 - 22 Jun 2014

Water lilies in painted pond. From the series: Lower Hutt: two public places

Slight Arrangements

04 Feb 2014 - 12 May 2014

Atua #4

Darryn George: Maori abstraction

Dec 2013 - 03 Feb 2014

Untitled (Textile design no III)

Frances Hodgkins: Textile designs

19 Oct 2013 - 16 Jan 2014

Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan

Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America

13 Jul 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

The girl with flaxen hair

Figures in Light

19 Oct 2013 - 02 Dec 2013

Chester Karnofsky

Warhol Aotearoa

06 Aug 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Blue and green Pacific

Kainga, Whenua, Moana | Home, Land, & Sea

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Orange on black

Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Tawa. From the portfolio: Barry Lett Multiples

Gordon Walters

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Life at Yuwa Dreaming

Gifted: Aboriginal art 1971–2011

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Shadow, New York City. From the portfolio: 15 Photographs by Lee Friedlander

On Looking: International photographs

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Warhol: Immortal banner image

Warhol: Immortal

01 Jun 2013 - 25 Aug 2013

Churchward Design Bold Print Negative

Joseph Churchward

31 May 2013 - 05 Aug 2013

Emerey Weschlette

Yvonne Todd

29 Mar 2013 - 30 May 2013

Bill Culbert, &lt;EM&gt;Daylight flotsam Venice&lt;/EM&gt; and &lt;EM&gt;Level&lt;/EM&gt;, photograph by Jennifer French, 2013

New Zealand at Venice 2013: Front Door Out Back

29 May 2013 - 24 Nov 2013

Amiens. From the series: The consolation of philosophy: Piko nei te matenga

Remembering the Maori Battalion: Michael Parekowhai

16 Mar 2015 - Jul 2015