Art Historians at Buscot Park

Category: Academic, General, Trips

A small group of Marlborough's History of Art pupils were invited to a private tour of Buscot Park on Wednesday 1st February.

They were treated to a two-hour introduction to some of the highlights of the superb collections by Buscot's curator, Roger Vlitos. Among the treasures that they saw were works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Botticelli, and a host of remarkable Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Rossetti, Millais, Madox Brown, and including the famous 'Briar Rose' cycle by Edward Burne-Jones. The students were reminded of Marlborough's connection with this circle of Victorian artists, not least through William Morris, an OM, a regular visitor to Buscot, and friend of the first Lord Faringdon, the great artistic patron of the time.

The College is indebted to Mr Vlitos, and to the current Lord Faringdon, for encouraging our students' love for the subject in this remarkable way.

Dr Simon McKeown
Head of History of Art

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