The story of Britain’s Viceroy to India from 1899 to 1905 encompasses elephants, brilliant jewels, the Taj Mahal and Red Fort, massed uniforms of great grandeur, Kedleston one of the most beautiful Neoclassical houses in England and a six-foot American heiress in a stunning gown from the House of Worth.
DOROTHY MORGAN, honours history graduate of The University of Melbourne, was Guest Curator of both the exhibition FLOWERING NEEDLES: embroidery from Elizabeth to Victoria, (2010) and the house-museum tour FAIR HALL TO GLAD PARLOUR: The Flower, Its Beauty & Meaning in Art & Ornament (2011). She has lectured on Bess of Hardwicke (2010) and on the life of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany (2013). All have been for The Johnston Collection.
See also Dorothy Morgan’ other lecture THREADS ACROSS THE EMPIRE above.
Lady Curzon of Kedleston, Vicereine of India, at Government House, Kolkata, circa 1898-1905