Pavilion Review 1994

Index to articles published in the Pavilion Review in 1994.

Number 1

Pavilion Review 1994, issue 1
Pavilion Review 1994, issue 1

The iconography of wealth & privilege: a portrait of Mary Tourle (1775-1846) of Preston Manor

The article focuses on the portrait of Mary Tourle at Preston Manor in relation to the issue of the use of painting as a form of expressing social status. The article also focuses on the issue of masquerade during the period.

Gulbenkian Award for the Booth Museum

The article recounts the award winning poster design for the Booth Museum.

A new look at old faces: the story of the town’s civic portraits

The article considers the relevance of the portraits of various persons connected with governing Brighton. The focus of the article is placed on the location of hanging such portraits, from 1832 onwards.

Fossil insects in amber

The article recounts the recently purchased collection of over 300 amber pieces, containing numerous fossilized insects. The article focuses on the significance of amber as well as the examples held at the Booth Museum.

Laurence Scarfe 1914-1993

Recounts recent acquisitions and the developing relationships between the Royal Pavilion and Museums. The article also reports on the exhibition preview of George Walton: Designer and Architect.

With a little help from our Friends

Recounts recent acquisitions and the developing relationships between the Royal Pavilion and Museums. The article also reports on the exhibition preview of George Walton: Designer and Architect .

Chinese puppets in the collections of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 

The article details the recent acquisition of a collection of Chinese puppets in relation to their meaning within their original social setting, focusing on the issues of symbolism and use within religious practices. The acquisition included Chao Chou horizontal stick puppets and a number of Fukienese glove puppets.

 

Number 2

Pavilion Review 1994, issue 2
Pavilion Review 1994, issue 2

Artists at War: The Art of the War Artists’ Advisory Committee

The article considers some of the reasons behind setting up the War Artist’s Advisory Committee (WAAC). The article also looks at a number of artists and paintings from WW II that forms an exhibition at Brighton Museum including Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious and Henry Moore.

Luxury Underfoot: Floorcoverings in the Royal Pavilion

The article emphasizes the importance of soft furnishings within the scheme of the Royal Pavilion. This article, the first of four, focuses on oilcloth as a means to cover floors, discussing its development as well as related practices of maintenance.

The P.W. Cribb Collection of European Butterflies

The article describes the importance of the collection of European butterflies, collected by Peter W. Cribb, bequeathed to the Booth Museum.

A Journey Down the Hudson River: New York to Montreal in the Eighteenth Century

The article considers the social significance of an American powder horn in relation to its place as part of the artefact collection at Preston Manor.

When is a Walking Stick Not a Walking Stick?

The article discusses the five walking stick guns that were recently presented to Brighton Museum by Sussex Police as a result of the artefacts being surrendered under the amnesty regarding fire arms during 1992-93.

‘What’ll We Do With the Wattle?’

Recounts the pair of matching rosewood­ veneered cases of exotic birds recently given to the Booth Museum. The article considers the mounted bellbird as either a joke or, perhaps, more likely, a result of limited knowledge concerning exotic birds, during the first half of the nineteenth-century.

Life on the Ocean Wave, 1860 – 1820 

The article considers the recent display of artefacts from the Willett collection connected with life at sea. The article focuses on the piece as influential in promoting the life of a sailor, as well as the lyrics and the imagery providing a form of evidence of dress at sea before uniforms were worn.

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