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The French Hospital in England by Tessa Murdoch & Randolph Vigne
This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.
“This richly illustrated account will appeal to a wide audience including social and art historians and all who are interested in Huguenot heritage”.
This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.The personalities, achievements and the contemporary social scene are brought to life in this 292-year story.
More than a hundred new photographs featuring the museum’s collections of paintings, engravings, silver, furniture and memorabilia provide a unique visual record.
128 pp. ~ 145 illustrations
11 5/8 × 8 5/8 in. (296 × 220 mm).
Paperback edition: £18.50+ £3 postage and packaging (UK)
This season our featured artists are:
Suzie Lee Knitwear
Suzie Lee is about celebrating contemporary knitwear by creating tactile pieces to suit the modern day women. Using silk and natural fibres with craft techniques, hand knitting and crochet with fine machine knitting to create individual items made to last and have multi uses.
From her farm house cottage studio in Kent, Suzie Lee takes inspirations from her surroundings to design and produce high quality knitwear accessories and garments for women using soft luxury natural fibres.
Amanda graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1998 and promptly set up a workshop with the help from the Crafts Council and the Prince’s Youth Business Trust. Since then she has been making and developing her designs into jewellery collections that aim to satisfy her thirst for experimentation and new concepts in jewellery construction techniques in a style all of her own.
Angela Ibbs enjoys using a wide range of materials, hues, textures and assembly methods to develop a style of mosaic that encompasses these techniques, bringing shape and relief to create contemporary art pieces. Angela gains inspiration from nature and human form though folk art and style movements.