A boat near the riverbank, Asnières (Bateau près de la berge Asnières)
- Art Funded
- 15 x 24 cm
- Right Hon Adam Courtauld Butler
Made in 1772, a splendid clock with a case of ormolu, glass and enamel was a version by Matthew Boulton of the clock-case made for King George III in 1771. It is one of several made after the initial royal commission, which set a small-scale fashion in motion.
A mosaic portrait of Sir Nicholas Goodison (former Chairman of the Coutauld Institute and the Art Fund) by Tom Phillips is an evocative exercise in contrast, setting the classical formality of its technique against the modern, informal portrait it creates.