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Pompeo Batoni, Francis Basset, 1778, oil on canvas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Thursday, October 4, 2012 –  Sunday, January 13, 2013

“The English Prize: The Capture of the ‘Westmorland,’ an Episode of the Grand Tour”

“The English Prize” tells the extraordinary story of the capture of the “Westmorland,” a British merchant ship laden with works of art acquired by young British travelers on the Grand Tour, and the subsequent disposition of its contents. Organized by the Yale Center for British Art; the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford; and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London; in association with the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Contact Information: Yale Center for British Art, 203-432-2800

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