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Brooch with a Landscape Scene
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Brooch with a Landscape Scene


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Micromosaics crafted from miniature glass tesserae (mosaic tiles) decorated paperweights, boxes, and brooches, which were popular as tourist art and "souvenir jewelry." The Vatican workshops were largely responsible for their production and featured many examples as part of the Vatican's contribution to 19th-century expositions. The mosaics often represent genre scenes or scenic landscapes, like this brooch, which depicts the waterfalls at Tivoli, a well-known site near Rome.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Shrunken Treasures: Miniaturization in Books and Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Collection of George W. Kosmak [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1975, by gift.
Credit Gift of Miss Katherine Kosmak and Mr. George Kosmak, 1975

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Creator
Period
early 19th century
Medium
micromosaic (glass tesserae) on gold
(Mosaics & Cosmati)
Accession Number
43.46
Measurements
1 3/4 in. (4.45 cm) (diam.)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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