Tag Archives: Memory

An Aeroplane: View from the Compound

Painted in 1918, during the First World War, this impressionistic, almost Fauvist, painting depicts the view from Alexandra Palace.  A German artist who studied in London and Munich, Sauter was confined to Alexandra Palace between 1918 and 1919 while the … Continue reading

Posted in The Objects | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on An Aeroplane: View from the Compound

Picnic at the Palace

Alexandra Palace – or the People’s Palace, as it has been branded since its construction and opening in the second-half of the nineteenth century – proudly stands surveying north-east London.  With sandwiches and sun cream, we planted ourselves upon a … Continue reading

Posted in The Journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Picnic at the Palace

The Ninth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the ninth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… nine Ladies Dancing   This bodice and skirt, made of jaquard-woven silk trimmed with satin and lined with glazed cotton, was donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum … Continue reading

Posted in The Objects | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Ninth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

RIP Prince Albert

  RIP Prince Albert: Reading The 1862 International Exhibition as an Object Obituary On the 14th December 1861, the death of Prince Albert was announced to a startled nation: The nation has just sustained the greatest loss that could possible … Continue reading

Posted in The Objects | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on RIP Prince Albert