The Wilton Diptych: Object In Focus

The Ashmolean is proud to be a partner venue for the National Treasures displays in 2024 and is showcasing the Wilton Diptych in the England: 400-1600 Gallery over the summer from 10 May. As part of its 200th birthday celebrations, the National Gallery is loaning 12 paintings to venues around the UK.

Join this object-in-focus talk to hear about the symbolism and history of the Wilton Diptych, painted about 1395-9 and made for Richard II, King of England from 1377 to 1399.

The small, portable devotional artwork is one of a handful of English panel paintings to have survived from the Middle Ages.