Coffee with a Curator – online talk
February 16, 2021
Join Curator Helen Elletson to explore some of the fascinating objects in The William Morris Society’s collection.
To celebrate Valentine’s day this month, our February talk will highlight what is arguably the most romantic object in the William Morris Society’s collection; Frederick Hollyer’s platinum print of Love Among the Ruins by Burne Jones.
Love Among the Ruins was one of the most admired of Burne Jones’s works, considered by Du Maurier to be ‘the best thing he’s done’ while George Eliot declared that it made ‘life larger and more beautiful to us’.
We’ll look at the inspiration that led Burne Jones to create his masterpiece, uncover the stories of the other versions of the picture, including the miniature in William Morris’s Omar Khayyam, and learn about the romance behind the stunning image itself.
This is a free talk, but tickets must be booked through Eventbrite. Places are limited; if you make a booking but find you are unable to attend, we would be grateful if you would cancel your booking to allow another person to attend.
Donations are welcome and you can add a donation when you book your ticket. Thank you!