FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
The French Porcelain Society continues its series of weekly online lectures with Adrian Sassoon, on the role of Gillian Wilson in the formation of the Getty Museum’s collection of eighteenth-century porcelain. We hope you can join us!
Lecture: GILLIAN WILSON AND THE FORMATION OF THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM’S COLLECTION OF 18TH-CENTURY PORCELAIN – Adrian Sassoon
Time: Saturday, 30 May 2020, 18:00PM London, UK (BST) PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
GILLIAN WILSON AND THE FORMATION OF THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM’S COLLECTION OF 18TH-CENTURY PORCELAIN
In the early 1980s Adrian Sassoon worked for the late Gillian Wilson, Curator of Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He will discuss her formation of this relatively small but utterly outstanding collection of Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain, Sèvres mounted furniture and other French and German ceramics. The scholars, collectors and other characters of the era preceding and during Adrian’s five years at the museum will be a large part of the story.
Image: Adrian Sassoon holding a piece of the Arabesque service made for Louis XVI