Gilt bronze became indispensable to the furnishing of rich French interiors in the eighteenth century, many bronziers achieving astonishing levels of accomplishment. Perhaps the most famous was Pierre Gouthière, who was responsible for modelling this extraordinary sculptural clock. Made as a tribute to the Governor of Avignon from the grateful townspeople in 1771, it is one of very few signed pieces by Gouthière.
Talks: Helen Jacobsen, 8 and 16 April at 1pm
Free, no need to book. Talks in the galleries are strictly limited to 25 people with places allocated on a first come first served basis.