Ashmolean Museum Oxford
The Great Bookcase premium print features a detail from the amazingly ornate bookcase by Edward John Poynter. The piece is currently on display at the Ashmolean Museum as part of the Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion & Design exhibition.
Dante’s Vision, detail from The Great Bookcase by Edward John Poynter (1836–1919)
The Ashmolean’s extraordinarily colourful Great Bookcase (1859–62) was the centrepiece of the Exhibition’s Medieval Court. At three meters high, the bookcase echoes the polychrome porch of a Gothic cathedral, although its style is more eclectic.
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