Door with images of fine and applied arts

Door with images of fine and applied arts

Godfrey Sykes, James Gamble and Reuben Townroe

c.1866

Bronze

Located in the Pirelli Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum

Photograph by George P. Landow.

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These bronze doors served as the orginal entrance to the institution that eventually, after several expansions and name changes, became the Victoria & Albert Museum. According to Read, "the door, with majolica figure panels above it, contains six bronze panels by Gamble and Townroe with figure scenes after Sykes's designs . . . [which] were exhibited in Paris in 1867" (227). These three also designed the north front of the Quadrangle.

Other Views

  • Chemistry — Davy,
  • Architecture — Bramante
  • Sculpture — M. Angelo
  • Mechanics — Watt
  • Painting — Titian