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Titian, 'Perseus and Andromeda,' Italy, probably 1554-1556
Titian, 'Perseus and Andromeda,' Italy, probably 1554-1556

Titian's 'Poesie' in London

Posted on 25 July 2012

This summer offers the chance to see four of the six Poesie by Titian or Titian’s workshop, as well as the unfinished Death of Actaeon, in London. The Poesie, a series of erotic mythological subjects for King Philip II of Spain, were the most important of Titian’s commissions from the 1550s and 1560s. All six paintings depict episodes taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.The Wallace Collection’s [star...

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The Queen of Weapons iBook Now Available to Download

Posted on 28 May 2012

Now available to download is the iBook The Queen of Weapons, for iPad and iPhone.  Written by arms and armour curator Dr Tobias Capwell, it showcases the Wallace Collection's Renaissance swords.

The publication features 20 swords, including beautiful high resolution details of hilts, with zoom. Also included are some of the highlights of the Collection.

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Dr Tobias Capwell in European Armoury II
Dr Tobias Capwell in European Armoury II

The Wallace Collection's Curator of Arms and Armour Presents 'Metalworks! on BBC 4

Posted on 16 May 2012

The Wallace Collection's new exhibition The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe opens on 17 May (until 16 September 2012). Don't forget there is plenty of other armour to see in the Collection (one Oriental Armoury and three European Armouries!) and the opportunity to try on some replica armour in the Conservation Gallery.

To learn more about knigh...

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Partial Armour, Piccinino, Italy, c.1570-90
Partial Armour, Piccinino, Italy, c.1570-90

'Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda' by Monteverdi - Still a Few Tickets Remaining!

Posted on 03 May 2012

Friday 25 May, 6.30pm or 8.30pm

In collaboration with Guildhall School of Music & Drama, this mini-opera, directed by Dr Andrew Lawrence-King, re-creates Monteverdi’s thrilling vision of an epic sword fight in music; tying in perfectly with current exhibition The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe. Performances take place seated cabaret style in the glazed courtyard restaurant, include additional music, a talk by curat...

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