News Archive 2015

New Illuminating Object on display – A Pendant in the Form of a Book

20 Nov 2015

Until 15 March 2016

Don’t miss our latest Illuminating Objects project now display in the Gallery. We have been shedding light on an unusual early seventeenth-century pendant and showcasing it in the Gallery for the first time since it entered the collection with the Gambier-Parry Bequest in 1966. This display discusses the origins and iconography of the pendant, and considers its appeal for the Anglo-Catholic artist and collector Thomas Gambier Parry (1816-1888). The pendant has been researched with a particular focus on the relationship between faith and aesthetics in Victorian England.

Discover more about the project here