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Curator Emma Capron and Conservator Britta New, discuss the many intricate techniques and luxurious materials that make The Wilton Diptych rare. Named the 'Wilton' diptych due to its acquisition by the National Gallery from Wilton House, Wiltshire in 1929, the panel was originally made for the private devotion of Richard II, King of England. Richard reigned from 1377 to 1399, making the panel over six hundred years old. Interestingly, we still don’t know who made the artwork.


National Treasures

The Wilton Diptych is currently on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

To celebrate our Bicentenary, 12 paintings from the collection are being lent to 12 venues across the UK.

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