Huntington Art Gallery: Wall Paneling (“Boiserie”)
This is one of a suite of five silent videos that focus on an object or architectural element on view in the first-floor period rooms of the Huntington Art Gallery. Based on French prototypes, the wall paneling (“boiserie”) in this room includes narrow vertical panels with eleven carved baskets of daffodils, roses, hyacinths and other flowers.
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Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: 1776 Pocketbook
Karin Fielding describes a vibrant needlework pocketbook made by young Elizabeth Fellows in 1776. The piece, done in a flame-stitch pattern, includes a delicate length of handmade tape, used to close the purse.
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Tall Case Clock
Jonathan Fielding discusses his “Tall Case Clock,” circa 1820, by Riley Whiting of Winchester, Connecticut. While Whiting painted the face and made the works, says Fielding, someone else worked on the case.
Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting
June Li, co-curator of the exhibition Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints, explains how the “Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting” directly relates to founder Henry E. Huntington’s scholarly mission.
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Sheldon Peck Portrait
Jonathan Fielding talks about an untitled portrait painted in the 1820s by Sheldon Peck. The painting was uncovered in 1997 by the popular television series Antiques Roadshow.
Real American Places: Edward Weston and ‘Leaves of Grass’
The photographs from this exhibition illuminate an understudied chapter of Edward Weston’s career. In 1941, the Limited Editions Book Club approached him to collaborate on a deluxe edition of Walt Whitman’s poetry collection, “Leaves of Grass.”
Huntington Art Gallery: Chimneypiece
In elegant houses, the chimneypiece served as a room’s decorative focal point and was often carved with fashionable ornament. The carving on this example celebrates wine and the revelry that accompanies its consumption.