• 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

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    Anthony Geraghty is an architectural historian based at the University of York (since 2002). He works on British architecture, particularly Christopher Wren and the English Baroque. His publications include The Sheldonian Theatre: Architecture and Learning in Seventeenth-Century Oxford, which was published by Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre in 2013.