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Virtual Dialogue Featuring Alec Cobbe and Leslie Fitzpatrick

Virtual Dialogue

May 10, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Join us as we learn about some incredible ceramics from Ireland with artist, designer, and collector Alec Cobbe. Alec will share an illustrated talk about the creation, dispersal, and recovery of the ‘Peacock’ Worcester service of 1763, the largest mid-18th-century service recorded from any British porcelain manufacturer. Thomas and Lady Betty Cobbe of Newbridge House, County Dublin, acquired the service after becoming acquainted with Dr. Wall’s porcelain factory in Worcester as they travelled from Dublin to Bath. 

This lecture features scholarship that is part of a recent publication and exhibition, Birds, Bugs and Butterflies: Lady Betty Cobbe’s ‘Peacock’ Worcester Porcelain composed by Alec and shown at Dublin Castle in 2019-2020.

After his presentation, Alec will be joined in conversation with Leslie Fitzpatrick, who previously served as Assistant Curator in the Department of European Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago.

This program is dedicated in memory of Christopher Monkhouse, a recipient of the Trust’s Award of Merit, whose extraordinary exhibition and publication Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840 continue to serve as a testament to the incredible material culture of Ireland.

The hour-long virtual dialogue will end with an audience Q&A. 

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