The Portland Miniatures

The Harley Gallery

21 April – 1 October 2018

Legendary jewellery designer, JAR, selects miniatures and pieces from The Portland Collection.

Mourning Ring

Joel Arthur Rosenthal, known as JAR, is celebrated for his intricate and extraordinary jewellery. The Paris-based designer makes work for an elite clientele, drawing from the natural beauty of precious stones and combining their often vibrant colour with sculptural design.

For this exhibition, JAR turns his expert eye to The Portland Miniatures. He has chosen an intriguing selection of jewel-sized paintings, which are accompanied by some of his favourite pieces of jewellery from the wider collection.

A highlight of the exhibition is a pair of rings believed to have been last together in 1786, reunited for the first time in over 230 years.

Venue information

Opening times

The Harley Gallery Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm, Sun until 4pm The Portland Collection Mon – Sun, 11am – 4pm Closed over the Christmas period and Easter Sun

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)