Location: UK Length: 26 min
The Fitzwilliam Museum, founded in 1816, is part of Cambridge University, one of the world’s oldest universities, and houses a world-class collection of art and antiquities. In this film we uncover the secrets of four of its most precious objects: Titian’s great, late masterpiece, Tarquin and Lucretia; the 3000-year old coffins of an Egyptian temple official; a rare 13th Century Gothic manuscript that once belonged to the sister of Louis IX of France; and the haunting impressionist masterpiece, Two Women at a Café, by Degas.
Produced in 2008 by Eye to Eye Television
Copyright 2008 by Eye to Eye Television and the Fitzwilliam Museum
Coffin of Nespawershefyt (Fitzwilliam Museum)
Edgar Degas (Wikipedia)
Private Devotion: Humility and Splendour (Fitzwilliam Museum)
Titian: Rape of Lucretia (The Artchive)