Objects To Treasure in Barnsley
12th October 2017
Every Thursday we’ll be sharing an object to treasure in Barnsley. Keep up to date on our Facebook page.
This oil on canvas is called ‘The Beggar Girls’ by Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883). Cot studied in Toulouse then based himself in Paris. His classical style was popular and he became a great success in Europe and America. The piece is now part of the Cooper Gallery Trustees collection.
This cabinet dates back to 1685. It has a body made from deal and drawers made from oak, with a cocus wood veneer sometimes called Jamaica ebony. It is part of Cannon Hall Museum’s collection.
This Egyptian Design tin is one of dozens of colourful and characterful tins from the Canister Company in Barnsley’s collections. It is part of the collection at Experience Barnsley Museum.
This sketch, by world famous artist Joseph Mallord William Turner, is known as ‘A View of Old Bregenz, Austria’. It is part of the Cooper Gallery Trustees collection.
This vase is from the late 19th century and was made by French glass artist Emile Gallé. He was one of the major figures in the French Art Nouveau movement. It is now part of the Cannon Hall Museum collection.
This Bronze Roman bracelet is from the 2nd to 3rd century AD. An archaeological find from Billingley and one of several pieces of evidence of Roman life in Barnsley. It is now part of the collection at Experience Barnsley Museum.
This oil painting called ‘Hurricane before St Malo’ is by Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey (1803-1886).
The large and dramatic painting is one of several by Isabey collected by Samuel Joshua Cooper of Barnsley. It is now part of the Cooper Gallery Trustees’ collection.
This vase was made by Joe Juster for William de Morgan, c.1890. It’s an example of work from the Arts and Crafts period, an influential movement advocating the quality of art, design and life in the face of mass industrialisation.
This piece has come from the V&A and is now part of the collection at Cannon Hall Museum.
The first in our Objects To Treasure series. The Death Penny from the First World War can be found in the Experience Barnsley: Museum & Discovery Centre collection.
Private Harry Sargeant from Barnsley died in action in France in May 1917. He was 26 years old and worked at Rylands before the war.