The English Prize

  • Ashmolean Museum |
  • Lecture |
  • Friday 20 April 2012 - 14:45 until 17:00
by Catherine Whistler, Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean

Unknown artist, portrait of unknown man © Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes

Unknown artist, portrait of unknown man

This is a fantastic Lecture and Exhibition on the result of many years of work by Dr Whistler, resulting in an exceptional exhibition which is being run from the 17th of May 2012 to the 27th of August 2012 at the Ashmolean.

The 140 or so objects within this exhibition are made up of cargo which was aboard the merchant ship 'Westmorland' carrying works of art acquired by young Englishmen on the grand tour. After the ship was captured by the French and declared 'Prize of War' the treasures passed to King Carlos III of Spain which will be described by Dr Whistler in her Lecture.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000