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The Great CollectorTreasury Museum
Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741) was one of the greatest collectors in Britain’s history. This exhibition shows a selection of the extraordinary art, decorative crafts and fine books that he amassed.
Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection contains some of the beautiful objects which belonged to Edward Harley. The son of one of the most powerful politicians in the country, Edward Harley married Welbeck’s Henrietta Cavendish-Holles - the wealthiest heiress in Britain. On his death, many of the objects from Edward Harley’s collections were sold to the nation but a selection of items were kept and treasured by his wife and daughter.
This exhibition provides the opportunity to see these cherished objects from Edward Harley’s collection, including rare books and precious miniatures.
Explore some of the artworks
Buy the exhibition publication
Did you know? This exhibition was designed by Real Studios, who also designed the David Bowie Is.. exhibition at the V&A!