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December 10, 2014

Royal Holloway, University of London’s world-class art collection will celebrate the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary.

The Magna Carta 800th Commemoration Committee is happy to announce that a bid submitted by Royal Holloway, University of London, which will develop an exhibition focusing on paintings from the famous Holloway collection that feature breaches of human rights, has been accepted.

Famous paintings in the collection include, ‘The Princes in the Tower’ by Millais, ‘The Railway Station’ by William Powell Frith, and Edwin Long’s ‘The Babylonian Marriage Market.’

The College was founded by Victorian philanthropist and advertising mogul Thomas Holloway in 1879, and was the first female-exclusive university. Holloway purchased the paintings in the famous Royal Holloway, University of London collection throughout the 1880s.

Dr. Laura MacCulloch is the curator of the famous Royal Holloway, University of London collection. Click here to look at the collection online.



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