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A superb collection of nearly 300 objects left to the Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, the Waddesdon Bequest consists of exceptionally important and beautiful medieval and Renaissance pieces, as well as a number of 19th-century fakes. Together, they paint a fascinating picture of the development of the art market in the late 19th century.

Facets of the Waddesdon Bequest


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