Winter Lectures: Celebrate The River

Event date | Feb 03, 2014

This year’s Lecture Series is called ‘Celebrate The River’. Applications for tickets will be posted beforehand to all members. The lectures are held at The Small Hall, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 and start at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 or £18.00 for all three if booked together.

Monday February 3

Picturing London’s River: Artists and the Thames by Amy Concannon, Assistant Curator for British Art 1790–1850 at Tate Britain

The Thames has inspired some of the greatest paintings ever to be produced in Britain. The lecture will journey up and down the river of the 17th to the mid-19th centuries, featuring the work of Canaletto, Rubens, Richard Wilson, John Constable and culminating in a focus on JMW Turner, who was born streets away from the Thames and breathed his last breath right by it, in Chelsea.

 

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