Hunt Museum: Essential Guide by Scala Publishers (Author)
This is the first comprehensive guide to the splendid Hunt collection, now housed in the 18th century Limerick Custom House and donated to the people of Ireland by John and Gertrude Hunt. He and his wife, Gertrude, opened an antiques shop in London in the early 1930s. Both highly knowledgeable about art, they soon set about forming their own collection. The Hunt Museum was first opened to the public in 1978. Much of the collection pays homage to the impressive craftsmanship of Irish decorative art, such as the religious silver of the 17th century, but there are also artefacts from Egypt and the Bronze Ages, as well as paintings and studies by Yeats, Renoir and Gauguin. High standards of design, craftsmanship and artistic merit were so important to the Hunts in building their wonderful collection.
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