William Beckford, 1760-1844: An Eye for the Magnificent
On view October 18, 2001–January 6, 2002
The Bard Graduate Center, 18 West 86th Street
William Beckford is best remembered as the owner of Fonthill Abbey, his fabled residence, and the author of Vathek, a sensational semiautobiographical Gothic novel. This exhibition at The Bard Graduate Center will present for the first time in America the collection of this preeminent English connoisseur of Georgian and Regency England, bringing together more than 150 works of art including paintings, drawings, gold and silver objects, European and Oriental porcelain, jade, and furniture.