The Artwork and History of the De Morgan Collection

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 14th Jan 2021

 Free

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Today, the De Morgan Collection of William De Morgan ceramics and Evelyn De Morgan paintings is internationally celebrated as one of the finest and most intriguing bodies of work created by a late-Victorian couple.

But its origins are much more modest. Evelyn De Morgan’s sister, Wilhelmina Stirling, began collecting these Pre-Raphaelite paintings when they were particularly undesirable in the 1920s and 1930s.

De Morgan tiles were so out of fashion that Stirling would drive around London pulling fireplaces out of skips to preserve her brother-in-law’s artworks. Her collection grew to be the impressive one it is today, now housed in museums and galleries, but kept at home with Stirling until her death in the 1960’s.

In this talk, De Morgan curator, Sarah Hardy, will give an overview of De Morgan artwork and tell us more about the thrilling and little-known history of the De Morgan Collection.

This is a live talk on Zoom. Once you have booked your ticket, you will be sent the joining instructions.

Entry to this talk is by donation. Your support of the Emery Walker Trust is greatly appreciated during these difficult times.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 14th Jan 2021

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2021-01-14 2021-01-14 Europe/London The Artwork and History of the De Morgan Collection De Morgan curator, Sarah Hardy, will give an overview of De Morgan artwork and tell us more about the thrilling and little-known history of the De Morgan Collection. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/14/the-artwork-and-history-of-the-de-morgan-collection-250753 ,,,

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