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William Caxton’s The Mirror of the World

The Mirror of the World is one of three books printed by William Caxton amongst the early printed books in the Hart Collection at Blackburn Museum. Caxton was remarkable. Born in Kent in c.1422 he became a prominent textile merchant in Bruges in present-day Belgium, and undertook diplomatic missions for Edward IV. It was probably Edward’s exile in 1470 during […]
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John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame

9 July – 3 November 2019 at the Watts Gallery, Compton An exhibition dedicated to exploring the life and art of the Victorian Orientalist artist John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876). Just after the war, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery received a remarkable wealth of items bequeathed by local men. In addition to the Hart and Lewis collections, a superb collection of […]
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