Ornamental Separator

British Masterworks: Ninety Years of Collecting at Colonial Williamsburg

Ongoing Exhibition
On view in the Miodrag and Elizabeth Ridgely Blagojevich Gallery
This exhibition has been generously funded by Don and Elaine Bogus.


The Foundation is known for its outstanding collections of British fine and decorative arts.  With the expansion of the Art Museums, we will mount a long-term installation of stellar objects from the permanent collections, including everything from a monumental portrait of Queen Elizabeth I to furniture from the shop of Thomas Chippendale. These objects will showcase the splendors of British material culture over the course of more than a century.

Queen Elizabeth I by unidentified artist, London, England, 1590-1600. Gift of Preston Davie.
Tall Case Clock by Thomas Tompion, London, England, ca. 1700
Centerpiece: "Grand Platt Menage" by Leeds Pottery, Leeds, England, 1770-1780. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Murdoch, Jr.
Library Bookcase attributed to Thomas Chippendale, London, England, ca. 1762
Chandelier, England, London, 1700-1715