Discovering Bonington

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Discovering Bonington

Discovering Bonington

Dates: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2022
Times: 11.00–13.00 GMT
Location: Online (Zoom)
Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille

Description: The Wallace Collection features an extraordinary collection of paintings by the artist Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828), which cover all aspects of his short but remarkable career. His oil paintings and watercolours depict a range of fascinating subjects. They include atmospheric views of France and Venice, scenes with figures drawn from French history and the Court of Henri IV, as well as depictions of light-hearted everyday activities.

The paintings are small, luminous and atmospheric. The freshness and distinctive quality of his work sets Bonington apart from contemporaries such as Constable and Turner in Britain, and Delacroix in France. Bonington was born in England but when he was 14, he moved to France and subsequently his work relates to both countries. In this course we’ll explore his life and output, discover the influences of Venetian and Flemish painting on his work, and consider the inspiration of his contemporaries on both sides of the Channel.


Please read the full course description here.


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticketholders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
05/03/2022 11:00 13:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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