Bordering Munificence: A Grinling Gibbons Frame & Popular Botany in the 17th Century | University of Oxford

Bordering Munificence: A Grinling Gibbons Frame & Popular Botany in the 17th Century

Jevon Thistlewood, Ashmolean Picture Conservator, Katherine French, School of Archaeology
14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH

Lecture Theatre

Lectures and seminars
£5/£4 concessions
Yes
Recommended

A recent conservation project offered an opportunity to study a grand 17th-century picture frame which held a portrait of Elias Ashmole. The frame represents over fifty species of plant commonly found in gardens and medicine at the time. This talk charts the conservation process and highlights its connection to "popular botany" in the 17th century.