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 King William III 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.

Portrait of King William III by the studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, London, England, ca. 1697. Partial Gift of Elton M. Hyder and Museum Purchase, 2019-119
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

Framing the Portrait of King William III

Explore Virtually

Virtual Tour of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg


Explore this Exhibition Online

Explore and search our Online Collections to learn more about The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's vast collections.

Learn More