Exploring the Victoria and Albert Museum

Beautiful entrance to the V and A:

Highly idealized sculptures of Victoria and Albert:

The first picture is of an intricate iron grate, the second a floating work of smashed instruments, and the third is a miniature of a room from a beautiful estate.

Definitely a favorite of ours since we snapped away for a while on Bashaw. Just look at those sculpted curls that reminded me of Canova’s curls on the statue of Napoleon at Apsley House. 

A variation on The Three Graces:

One of my favorite paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Interior of Antwerp Cathedral, Pieter Neefs the Elder: about 1640, oil on oak panel):

Pink Floyd’s sound board when they recorded Dark Side of the Moon:

And finally, my main reason for visiting the museum: Tipoo’s Tiger

  4 comments for “Exploring the Victoria and Albert Museum

  1. Laura
    June 15, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    As always, your trip posts amaze me and get me in the mood to travel. I’ve just added the V&A museum to my bucket list!

    • June 15, 2017 at 4:04 PM

      Thanks, Laura! I can’t wait to go back!

  2. hilarymb
    June 18, 2017 at 2:24 AM

    Hi Denise – interesting selection of items – things I hadn’t seen or noticed more like. Love the automaton … and the fact it tied in with the Iron Duke’s brother … I hadn’t heard about it before … and for some reason I don’t go to the V&A very often and wasn’t one of the Museums I joined … but I’m sure I’ll rectify that in due course. So glad you had a great time … cheers Hilary

    • June 18, 2017 at 6:50 AM

      Hilary, one could spend days in the V and A. The automaton is in the SE Asia section and probably gets missed by many. Thanks and Happy Sunday!

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