Enfilade

Display | All Must Have Prizes, 1750–1850

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on November 5, 2016
John Milton, God Speed the Field, 1790, Duke of Athol’s Farming Prize.

John Milton, God Speed the Field, 1790, Duke of Athol’s Farming Prize.

Now on view at the Ashmolean:

All Must Have Prizes, 1750–1850
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 14 June — 13 November 2016

This display of medals and prizes from the mid-eighteenth century tell us about the ideals of personal and professional improvement through competition during the time in which they were made. Their images and inscriptions reveal the hopes and aspirations of those who created and competed for them.

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