V&A (2)

In the Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery (new to me), I admired the recumbent terracotta of Dr. Hugh Chamberlen by Scheemakers (c.1728):-


And the astonishing self-portrait of the Burslem potter, Enoch Wood:-


An ivory of the Countess of Sunderland by David Le Marchand:-


I had actually come to the V&A to see the reproductions of medieval tombstones in the Qala Quraysh fortress in Dagestan, which are displayed in the so-called Prince Consort Gallery, till recently the textile store room:-




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