About: Christopher Lloyd

I worked at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from 1968 to 1988, combining curatorial duties with teaching, and was surveyor of The Queen's Pictures in the British Royal Collection from 1988 to 2005. I have curated numerous exhibitions worldwide, including Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Albertina in Vienna (2011–2012). I have published extensively on Western art and am the author of In Search of a Masterpiece: An Art Lover's Guide to Great Britain & Ireland (Thames & Hudson, 2011).

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Posted in Art, Prints and Drawings, Publications

The Human Predicament, in Pastel

Waiting / Degas
Owned jointly with the Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena

An enigmatic pastel shows Degas’s talent for drawing human psychology. More»

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      Drab or dynamic?

      This orange-brown colored tapestry was so in fashion in the late 17th century wealthy patrons ordered matching furniture upholstery to complement this unusual shade.

      The shade became known as tabac d’Espagne, or Spanish tobacco.

      Tapestry: The Offering to Bacchus from The Grotesque Series, about 1690 - 1730, Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      09/30/14

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