Our recently opened Europe 1600-1815 galleries contain over 1100 examples of 17th- and 18th- century European art and design. The collection comprises some of the most magnificent works held by the V&A made by the finest artists and craftsmen for the period’s most discerning leaders of taste.
Portrait of Doña Isabel de Porcel, by the Spanish painter Francisco Goya around The portrait depicts Isabel Lobo Velasco de Porcel, who was born at Ronda around 1780 and was the second wife of Antonio Porcel.
Automaton clock in the form of a lion Maker: Clockmaker: Karl Schmidt (German, ca. Culture: German, Augsburg Medium: Case: gilded brass and gilded silver on a base of ebony, and ebony veneered on fruitwood;