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Two paintings discovered in archive

Nancy Stanfield One of our key donors of African textiles is a lady called Nancy Stanfield (nee Clay). Born in Nuneaton in 1905, Stanfield trained in art, passing her entrance exam to the Royal College of Art in 1924 where she studied until 1928. Her passion for art led her to continue her training at […]

Charles Tucker: Poverty and Charity in 1920s Exeter

I am a member of a research group hosted by the Devon and Exeter Institution investigating what life was like in Exeter’s West Quarter slums during the 1920s. The area had once been the prosperous heart of Exeter, but was now run down, and home principally to those too poor to afford anywhere else to […]

Seeing Double: ‘A Devonshire Valley’ Versions 1 and 2 by Robert Polhill Bevan

A Close Comparison The two works are nearly identical in terms of the prospect being portrayed by Bevan, and the composition being framed. Closer examination side by side, or more probing scientific analysis, might reveal further differences, but, on first glance certainly, Brighton’s ‘No. 2’ does appear to be a lighter-of-touch preparatory study for Exeter’s […]

New book tells story of RAMM’s botanical art collection

In need of a last minute Christmas gift for a flower-loving friend? If so, pop in to the RAMM shop, it has just what you are looking for (also available to buy online). A new book by botanical art expert Martyn Rix is available to buy at RAMM: Indian Botanical Art an illustrated history. For […]

Black History Month: ‘Portrait of an African’.

Portrait of an African: a well loved painting This portrait (currently titled Portrait of an African), from RAMM’s Fine Art collection, has a high profile. You can see it on book covers, posters and websites, and it is reproduced regularly in Black History Month. You may see it even more often in the coming year […]

The Hilliard Family in Exeter

Richard Hilliard and the Goldsmith’s Trade Although there is evidence of goldsmithing in Exeter as early as Roman times, it was not until the 16th century that the trade flourished in the West Country. Richard Hilliard belonged to a community of goldsmiths working in the city, primarily around the Guildhall and Broadgate areas. The son […]

Japanese triptych book

Japanese triptych book About 1860. Colour woodblock print. Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide , Utagawa Yoshitora, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Kunitsuna, Morikawa Chikashige, Utagawa Yoshifusa and Toyohara Kunichika. Triptych book formed by 12 ukiyo-e prints by various woodblock print designers that include scenes from the renowned tale of the 47 Ronin and other historical and battle scenes. The […]

Indian botanical drawings

Researchers in Exeter and India have revealed that 17 Indian botanical drawings in RAMM’s collection are by three of the most renowned late 18th-century Indian painters. They are Sheikh Zain al-Din, Bhawani Das and Ram Das. East India Company’s interest in plants In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the East India Company controlled […]