The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

The Art of Living in France in the 18th century

Friday 14th June, 2013

11:00am - 1:30pm

Price: £280.00

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Christylle Phillips 

Fridays 19 April - 28 June (excluding 31 May) 11am-1.30pm 'Those who have not lived in the 18th century before the revolution do not know the sweetness of living' said Talleyrand. This ten week course will use the important collections of French Decorative Arts at the Wallace Collection to rediscover the lost world of living in 18th century France. The spaces people inhabited, the decoration of interiors, furniture and porcelain, and aspects of everyday life, from eating and hygiene to the Parisian Salons will be some of topics that will be studied through a combination of lectures and gallery talks. This course will be led by Christylle Phillips. Booking essential on 020 7563 9527 or