The paston treasure microcosm of the known world thursday february 15 2018 sunday may 27 2018 the seventeenth century painting the paston treasure ca 1663 is an enigmatic masterpiece commissioned by either sir william paston first baronet 1610 1663 or his son robert paston first earl of yarmouth 1631 1683 the identity of . Using the painting as a portal to the history of the collection and its owners the paston treasure microcosm of the known world weaves together narratives of the family and their possessions the objects and the institutions that eventually acquired them. The paston treasure microcosm of the known world andrew moore nathan flis francesca vanke on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the paston treasure a spectacular painting from the 1660s now held at norwich castle museum. The paston treasure microcosm of the known world and the wider world they occupied drawing on a range of fields including history of art and collections technical art history musicology history of science and the social and cultural history of the 17th century the book weaves together narratives of the family and their possessions . The paston treasure is an historically rare record of a cabinet of treasures in british collecting commissioned by either sir robert paston or his father sir william paston in the early 1670s the oil painting depicts a small fraction of the paston familys collected treasures
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