Ashmolean Museum

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Ashmolean Museum

45.00

Framed engraving of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

240x280mm

This august institution owes its existence, indirectly, to the humble pilchard. Elias Ashmole married the widow of a gentleman who, before his unfortunate demise, had made a fortune by trading in this fish. He subsequently founded the Ashmolean, the world’s oldest university museum.

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