The King, the Duke & the Flemish Merchant of Venice: the Sale of the Gonzaga Art Collection | University of Oxford

The King, the Duke & the Flemish Merchant of Venice: the Sale of the Gonzaga Art Collection

Speaker
Christina Anderson, Research Fellow in the Study of Collecting, Ashmolean Museum
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£9/£8 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

In 1627‒28 Charles I acquired the cream of the Gonzaga art collection of ancient statues and sumptuous Renaissance paintings. This talk will recount how Daniel Nijs, a Flemish merchant in Venice, became the pivotal figure in the greatest art deal of the 17th century.