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The Hilliard Family in Exeter

...collection bears his initials in monogram in a circle of pellets. Detail of Richard Hilliard’s mark on his Seal Top Spoon. Seal Top Spoon by Richard Hilliard. Richard married Laurence,......profitable opportunity to re-design ecclesiastical plate for Devon’s churches. Protestant Communion Cup for St Sidwell’s Church by Richard Hilliard. Detail of Richard Hilliard’s mark on his Protestant Communion Cup. Objects......the Protestant Reformation had significant implications for Exeter’s craftsmen. King Henry VIII had broken away from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534 when Richard was a young man. Richard, along...

Researching Africa collections

...figure (nkisi) The dog-shaped power figure (nkisi) in the image above was collected by ivory and rubber trader Richard E. Dennett. Dennett was employed by the Liverpool firm Hatton &......Nzambi, the supreme being or creator god who the local people believed was a woman. Kneeling figure of a woman with ancestors (Accession number 9/1889/53) collected by Richard E. Dennett....

Magic lantern slides

...to understand this large slide collection, and for the last 18 months we’ve been working with Dr Joe Kember and Dr Richard Crangle from the University of Exeter as part......of an international project called ‘A Million Pictures’. Richard has photographed and meticulously researched and catalogued each slide. This is a significant achievement, and one that is beyond the normal...

Communion cup

This communion cup was created by Richard Hilliard. Father of the renowned Elizabethan portrait miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard, Richard was a highly skilled craftsman himself. He worked within a community of...

Ndungu, Isca: Cedar Lewisohn

...research support from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM). Take a look at the exhibition walkthrough video. RAMM’s ndungu costume was originally collected by rubber/ivory trader Richard...

Indian botanical drawings

Indian botanical drawings discovered to be by three of the most renowned late 18th-century Indian painters – Sheikh Zain al-Din, Bhawani Das and Ram Das.

Masks and masking

...the means of moving in both the real and ancestral worlds. This example was acquired by ivory and rubber trader Richard E. Dennett. Masks worn in conflict are used both...

The role of women on display

...of female collectors in the gallery. There is a case dedicated to trader Richard E. Dennett and there are panels of collectors throughout the Pacific displays, but not yet in...

Communion cup and cover

This communion cup was created by Richard Hilliard. Father of the renowned Elizabethan portrait miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard, Richard was a highly skilled craftsman himself. He worked within a community of...