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Talk ― John and Joséphine Bowes: Taste and collecting in nineteenth-century Paris

Images from the Bowes Museum collections, from left: The Bowes Museum No X.6102; The Bowes Museum No B.M.29; The Bowes Museum No B.M.300

The Garden Rooms at Tennants
North Yorkshire

In this talk, PhD students Lindsay Macnaughton (University of Durham) and Simon Spier (University of Leeds) will be exploring the story of John and Joséphine Bowes fascination with the Far East.

The Bowes Museum’s founders, John (1811-1885) and Joséphine Bowes (1825-1874), collected a significant amount of fine and decorative art that represents non-Western cultures. An exhibition currently running at The Garden Rooms at Tennants provides the opportunity to highlight some pieces not normally on prominent display, and to investigate them in greater detail.

Tickets £12 including refreshments afterwards. Please see here for more information including how to book.

Images from left to right:
A figurine in hard-paste porcelain of a seated tiger, c.1700 in Japanese Kakiemon-style ware, The Bowes Museum No X.6102

Antoine Dury (1819-after 1878), Portrait of Joséphine Bowes (1825-1874), signed and dated 1850, The Bowes Museum No B.M.297
Jacques Eugene Feyen (1815-1908), Portrait of John Bowes (1811-1885), signed and dated 1863, The Bowes Museum No B.M.300

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