The Wilton Diptych – Object in Focus Talk

Professor Jennifer Sliwka
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14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum (in-person and online)
Beaumont Street
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Gallery tours / talks
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Disabled access?
Booking required

With Professor Jennifer Sliwka

The Ashmolean is proud to be a partner venue for the National Treasures displays in 2024 and is showcasing the Wilton Diptych in the England: 400-1600 Gallery over the summer from 10 May. As part of its 200th birthday celebrations, the National Gallery is loaning 12 paintings to venues around the UK.

Join this object-in-focus talk to hear about the symbolism and history of the Wilton Diptych, painted about 1395-9 and made for Richard II, King of England from 1377 to 1399.

The small, portable devotional artwork is one of a handful of English panel paintings to have survived from the Middle Ages.

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 2–3pm
At the Museum and Online
Booking is essential