With sadness we record the death of Philip Hewat-Jaboor, a Vice-President of the Beckford Society.
He was our first member, and generously suggested people who might be interested in joining. He was continuously supportive both of the Society and Beckford’s Tower.
His enthusiasm for Beckford resulted in the stupendous William Beckford: An Eye for the Magnificent exhibition (Bard Graduate Center, New York and Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2001/2002). This was followed by the Thomas Hope. Regency Designer exhibition (Bard Graduate Center, New York and Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2008). The catalogues of these two exhibitions are a monument to his passion for the decorative arts; works which will be used by many successive generations.
We shall miss his friendship, sense of style and connoisseur’s eye. We send our condolences to his family and partner Rod Keenan.