Art News

Hapsburg Imperial Treasures Go on Display in Cambridge with Lost Royal Masterpiece

CAMBRIDGE.- Never before seen together in the UK, on 16 August 2011 the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge will be opening an extraordinary exhibition of precious decorative arts – the treasures of the Hapsburg emperors. Now joining this remarkable exhibition is a lost Royal masterpiece by the greatest of all the hardstone engravers of the Renaissance period, Giovanni Ambrogio Miseroni. Splendour & Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna displays a glittering selection of beautifully crafted cameos, jewellery, vessels and other objects made from gems, precious metals and hardstones from the renowned Kunstkammer collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. This is the first time that so many pieces from the collection have been loaned to Britain, and this rare opportunity is only