The Wallace Collection

Special Evening Event

Lecture: Annual LGBT History Month Lecture: FULLY BOOKED

Monday 4th February, 2013

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Christoph Vogtherr 

Frederick the Great and Prince Henry of Prussia - two brothers' lives between love and repression

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1712-1786) and his younger brother Henry (1726-1802) were widely known to share an erotic and emotional preference for men. Frederick's teenage affair with Hans Hermann von Katte caused a major political scandal and a personal catastrophe which marked him for the rest of his life. His brother Henry was much more successful in protecting and enjoying his private life. This lecture by Director of the Wallace Collection, Christoph Vogtherr will explore the different ways the two brothers organized their lives, and their stormy relationship that resulted. Frederick and Henry were among the outstanding art collectors of their time. Works at the Wallace Collection which were once owned by them will feature in the lecture. Free, but booking essential on 020 7563 9527 or book places online at

This event is now FULLY BOOKED