Sculpture Journal

Photographs of the 1915 Meštrović exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Sculpture Journal (2016), 25, (2), 263–268.

Abstract

This article provides a context for the photographs of the 1915 Ivan Meštrović exhibition held in the Guard Books in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archive. With reference to the display of Rodin’s works in 1914, the reasons why these contemporary works and those of the Serbian sculptor were displayed in the museum will be briefly examined. The article also outlines why Meštrović’s works were displayed in the particularly prominent gallery spaces in the museum and describes how this display fits into the history of the museum’s interiors, making particular reference to the criticism of the new gallery spaces designed by Sir Aston Webb, which opened in 1909.

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Sutton, James