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
"Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum" is available for purchase in TAC Marketplace.
Coffin of Nespawershefyt (Fitzwilliam Museum)
Edgar Degas (Wikipedia)
Private Devotion: Humility and Splendour (Fitzwilliam Museum)
Titian: Rape of Lucretia (The Artchive)