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22 March 2018Milord Abroad: The British Grand Tour
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Milord Abroad: The British Grand Tour Mr William Forrester Thursday 22 March 2018

Shalford Village Hall, Kings Road, Shalford GU4 8JE
Start 1030 – Finish 1500

Synopsis
In the course of 3 lectures, William Forrester uses the art and images of the day to bring to life what the Grand Tourist of the 18th Century experienced and saw. The perils and pleasures of the long journey to the destinations of Venice, Naples, Florence and Rome. The art and portraits of Canaletto, Zoffany, Panini, Piranesi, Mengs, Batoni and many more. The encounters with the artists, sculptors, tour guides, swindlers, dealers and hoteliers. And the effect of the Tour on the British Town and Country House. The day offers an enticing blend of art, sculpture, social history and time travel.


William Forrester has an MA from Oxford University and Diploma in Art History. William is an experienced Lecturer for the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, British Museum and National Trust, as well as The Arts Society.

Booking Opens January Meeting; £30 (including coffee, lunch & glass of wine.)

For More Information or to Book Your Place.
Contact Brian Hawtin on 01483 561306 or e mail: brian.hawtin@yahoo.co.uk