Exhibition | In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on August 4, 2013

From Fairfax House:

In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions — Symbolism and Allegiance
Fairfax House, York, 9 August — 31 December 2013

980_121231112908The Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 had a dramatic impact upon Georgian society. Shedding light on the secretive world of Jacobite allegiance during this troubled period, In the Name of the Rose uncovers the use of symbolism to convey covert messages of loyalty to the cause of the exiled Stuarts. At the heart of this exhibition lies the rose, the most potent and evocative of Jacobite symbols, inspiring faith, courage, and hope.

In association with the exhibition, Fairfax House will be hosting a one-day colloquium exploring the symbolic cultures of Jacobitism on Friday November 15, 2013.

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A fine Georgian townhouse, Fairfax House was originally built in 1762 as a winter home for Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interiors were designed by York’s most distinguished 18th-century architect, John Carr. Converted to a cinema and dance hall during the early twentieth century, it was rescued from dereliction in the 1980s by York Civic Trust. The restored interiors are (now) beautifully complemented by Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, one of the finest private collections of its kind.

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