The Chelsea Society has been invited to a private view of ING Bank’s art collection, at 8-10 Moorgate (3 mins from Bank tube station) London EC2R 6DA
Tuesday 11th September 6-8pm
Most of the works came from Britain’s oldest bank, Barings, which ING famously bought for £1 in 1995 after it was ruined by a rogue trader.
Alex Baring, by Sir Thomas Lawrence
Barings played a leading role in the development of the British and international financial world from the 1760s until the late 20th century. The works reflect the character and history of Barings bank including stately 18th and 19th century portraits of the Baring family who sought out the leading artists of the day such as Sir Thomas Lawrence, Benjamin West and John Linnell. It also includes 20th century works by artists such as Stanley Spencer, John and Paul Nash, L.S. Lowry, John Minton and Keith Vaughan and fine watercolours by Samuel Palmer, Edward Lear, Francis Towne, and Peter de Wint.
Falls of Lodore, by Francis Towne
Tickets £10, (to include a glass of wine), from the Box Office of the Cadogan Hall in person, or by post with cheque payable to Cadogan Hall at 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, or by phone 0207-730-4500 (not online). For security reasons the names of attendees must be given at the time of booking. Only 20 places available. The Bank is very kindly making no charge to The Chelsea Society for this event, so the proceeds of ticket sales will be allocated to the Society’s charitable funds.
Members may bring guests, who will be admitted free of charge if they bring a completed application form for membership of the Society. This can be downloaded from http://chelseasociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Membership-and-DD-form-pdf-21-6-18.pdf