Autumn Events 2017 - Special Curator Talk:  Canaletto & the Art of Venice

25/09/2017

Autumn Events 2017 - Special Curator Talk: Canaletto & the Art of Venice


In 1762, the young George III acquired the collection of Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice. The exhibition in The Queen's Gallery brings together an unrivalled group of paintings, drawings and prints by Canaletto and work by his contemporaries such as Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Rosalba Carriera and Francesco Zuccarelli. Rosie Razzall and Lucy Whitaker will reflect on the skills of Canaletto as draughtsman and painter, and what can be learnt from placing his work in the context the rich artistic culture of eighteenth century Venice.

Canaletto and the Art of Venice at The Queen’s Gallery from 19 May to 12 November 2017

Lucy Whitaker is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. She has curated many exhibitions on the Royal Collection including The Art of Italy: Renaissance and Baroque, 2007

Rosie Razzall is Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. She has worked on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European drawings and curated Queen Victoria in Paris: Watercolours from the Royal Collection in 2016.

Buy tickets here or download a form to send with a cheque 
£18 Friends, £20 Others

Tickets include a glass of wine after the talk.

6.30 pm - Doors Open
6.45 pm - Lecture Begins
7.40 pm - Lecture ends
8.30 pm - Event ends

Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
For further information  020 7736 6891

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