Portrait of King Christian VII of Denmark (detail), Alexander Roslin, 1772


1729 Nicolas de Largillière - Portrait of Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil


Roman. ‘The Blacas Cameo’, Cameo portrait of the Emperor Augustus. ca. AD 14-20.

Cameo, carved from a three-layered sardonyx.

British Museum. London, UK.

Perseus and Andromeda (details) by Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)

oil on canvas, about 1575-80


Minoan fresco, c. 1600 BC Crete

Portrait of Charles IX, Detail.

by Francois Clouet


Raphael c. 1512-1513

Sistine Madonna (detail)


Frame with hearts, around 990. Trier, Germany. Gold, Pearls, Stones. © Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Saturia Linke.


Gloves dating to 1600-1620. White leather, ornately embroidered. In the collection of  The Worshipful Collection of Glovers

A pair of white leather embroidered gauntlet gloves with long extended fingers, circa 1600 – 1620 , with separately worked ivory satin gauntlets lined in salmon pink silk, each with five rounded tabs embroidered with an upper band of tulips, carnations and lilies, the lower section with raised work gold purl and coiled silk arches enclosing fantastic sea monsters and serpents, raised work trees with shaded green foliage, surmounted with strawberries, the knuckles and thumbs outlined and adorned with decorative pointing in pink silk thread, 32 cm long.

Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conservation 1995 – 1999 sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers of London .


Portrait of William III, Prince of Orange

Godfried Schalcken, c. 1692