Archive for January, 2010

Georgian Group Events, Feb 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The Georgian Group is offering an interesting range of events this month. See http://www.georgiangroup.org.uk/docs/edu/events.php?id=6:2|2010:0:0 for information about booking. 4th February 2010 Lecture / The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh* 6 Fitzroy Square W1 6.30pm, £10 Jeremy Musson reviews the idiosyncratic magnificence of Vanbrugh’s country houses, from Castle Howard and Blenheim to Seaton Delaval, Grimsthorpe [...]

Coeli Specto: RIP Charles I & Upcoming Related Exhibition

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Today is the anniversary of the execution of King Charles I (or Charles Stuart as my Roundhead friends call him!). So it seems a good idea to mention an exhibition opening next month at the National Gallery. A Masterpiece Recovered: Delaroche’s Charles I Insulted The National Gallery, London 24 February – 23 May 2010 Free [...]

Reminder: Birkbeck EMS’s first event of 2010! Tonight!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Prof. Alex Walsham, (Exeter), ‘Skeletons in the Cupboard: Relics after the English Reformation’, Friday 29 Jan, 6.30 pm, Malet St, room 321. Happy New Year! You are warmly invited to our first paper of 2010. Prof. Alex Walsham works on the religious and cultural history of early modern Britain, especially the immediate impact and long-term [...]

Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey at the National Gallery, London

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

24 February – 23 May 2010 Sainsbury Wing Exhibition Admission charge From the National Portrait Gallery: Paul Delaroche was one of the most celebrated artists of his time. His large history paintings received wide acclaim at the Paris annual exhibition, then dominated by the conflicting influences of Neo-classicism and Romanticism. Such was Delaroche’s success that [...]

Italian Drawings at the British Museum

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The British Museum 22 April–25 July 2010 Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings From the British Museum website: Drawn from the two foremost collections in the field, this major exhibition features 100 exquisite drawings by Italian Renaissance artists including Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Verrocchio. A unique collaboration between the Uffizi in Florence and the [...]

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