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  1. 29 May
    Thu / 2014
    A Warwick vase by Paul Storr joined Rienzi’s collection in 2010. Curious about the provenance of this work, I began by simply researching the name of the individual the vase was made for, Sir David Ochterlony, and I was quite surprised by what I found!

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  2. 16 Oct
    Tue / 2012
    The volume of paintings produced by George Romney in the mid-1770s through the mid-1790s, for the most prestigious members of society, surpassed any other painter at the time.  Although he was a competitor of artists like Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, Romney charged significantly less for a portrait sitting than his Royal Academy counterparts. Also, by making himself accessible to an emerging moneyed class and avoiding lofty political associations, Romney catered...

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  3. 15 Oct
    Mon / 2012
    George Romney was born in 1734 in Dalton-in-Furness, a small town near the scenic Lake District in the northwestern part of England. He was one of 11 children born to Anne Romney and her furniture-maker husband, John. At the age of 10, George was removed from school to apprentice to his father. Although he would later teach himself the history, drama, poetry, and classical literature considered necessary as artistic sources, his technical training as...

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  4. 13 Aug
    Mon / 2012
    It’s a rare treat to find something you already own and enjoy it like new. A gift of that sort recently came to the museum, when a discovery made in a storage room resulted in a magnificent addition to Rienzi’s sculpture collection. A cast-iron sculpture of a winged fairy and cherub shows the pair delicately perched on a circular mount, holding a tendril of flowers between them.

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  5. 27 Jun
    Wed / 2012
    The success of a house museum depends upon the interpretive plan for the site—the story that the house will tell, including place and time, characters, and context—the draw, if you will. But what does one do when a house has been “rewritten” several times over?

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