What to see this week
Winchester College has just converted its 1390s Warden’s Stables into a new museum called The Treasury. The permanent display in the building includes pieces from the important collection of silver at the college, such as the late-15thcentury Election Cup (above), as well as highlights from its collection of about 400 watercolours, includ- ing works by Gainsborough, Turner and Joseph Wright of Derby. Also presented in the new display are objects from the college museum.
In 1897, a master, the Rev Arthur Bather, travelled to Athens specifically to acquire Classical works of art for the school and subsequent bequests have greatly enlarged the collection. The Treasury will additionally display a wide variety of artefacts, including figurines from pre-columbian America, medieval and Pre-raphaelite stained glass and the Duberly Collection of Chinese ceramics.
The museum is open to the public by pre-booked ticket four afternoons a week. For further details, visit https:// treasury.winchestercollege.org or telephone 01962 621210.
Left: The Election Cup is considered one of the finest examples of Englishgothic plate. Above: Turner’s Neuwied and Weissenthurm