In this catalogue all are tellingly illustrated in colour to stress the variation in tone of ivory, and in terms of text all are treated with the same dogged respect. We can all learn from such connoisseurship. --Brian Sewell; The Evening Standard, Thursday 18th December 2014
About the Author
Paul Williamson is Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass at the V&A. and has written and lectured extensively on medieval ivory carvings. His many books include Gothic Sculpture 1140 - 1300 (1995), The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Medieval sculpture and works of art (1987), Northern Gothic Sculpture 1200 - 1450 (V&A, 1988) and Netherlandish Sculpture 1450 - 1550 (V&A, 2002). He was co-editor of the exhibition catalogue Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547 (V&A, 2003). His companion volume to the present catalogue, Medieval Ivory Carvings: Early Christian to Romanesque, was published in 2010. Glyn Davies is a Curator in the Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass at the V&A. He has published and lectured widely on medieval and Renaissance art and was co-author of Medieval and Renaissance Art: People and Possessions (V&A, 2009). He was co-curator of the exhibition Depth of Field: the Place of Relief in the Time of Donatello (Leeds, 2004), and a contributing curator to the touring exhibition Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the V&A (2007 - 9).