The Arts Society Bath - Wiliam Beckford: Extraordinary and Eccentric Collector

02 December 2019

Throughout his lifetime William Beckford (1760-1844) created one of the greatest collections in Europe and had buildings especially designed within which to display it. His pictures included works by Bellini and Perugino and he commissioned paintings from Turner, amongst others.

A connoisseur of the highest quality of artistry and craftmanship, Beckford's furniture and metalwork were frequently at the forefront of change in style and taste. This lecture explores the range of Beckford’s collecting and his obsession with how it was displayed.


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