• 7 December 2016
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Lecture Room, Paul Mellon Centre

The Empress Eugenie (1826-1920) spent the last fifty years of her life in exile in England. In 1880 she purchased a large house at Farnborough in Hampshire, where she created a series of richly appointed interiors. This talk will outline the contents and display of her collection, most of which came from the great palaces of imperial France.

Image credit:Jacques Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, Château de Versailles, 1801–1805. Digital image courtesy of France/Bridgeman Images

About the speaker

  • Head and shoulders portrait of Anthony Geraghty

    Anthony Geraghty is professor of the History of Art at the University of York and Chairman of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. He is currently finishing a book about the Empress Eugenie in Farnborough, 1880-1920.