|Date||Friday 9 June 2023|
|Time||18.30-19.30 (exhibition visit and refreshments until 20.45)|
|Location||At the Museum or Online (Zoom)|
|Speakers||Dr Xavier Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection, with guests Cordelia Bourne, Georgina Montagu and Philip Mould|
Join Director of the Wallace Collection, Xavier Bray, Cordelia Bourne, Georgina Montagu and Philip Mould as they discuss the depiction of dogs, both in historical and contemporary art. What distinguishes dog portraiture from other types of art featuring canines, and how do dogs contribute to our modern lives and lifestyles?
About the Speakers:
Cordelia Bourne has been working in the field of British Art since graduating from University College London in 2005, co-founding Patrick Bourne & Co in 2014 after a decade at The Fine Art Society. Based in St James’s, London, the partnership specialises in British Art from the 18th century through to the mid-20th century and also deals in a range of European masterworks. In addition, Cordelia works as an advisor and coordinator for private family art collections.
Georgina Montagu is the author of Top Dogs: A British Love Affair, which combines three of her favourite things: dogs, people and interiors. The owner of a large Standard Poodle, called Rollo, Georgina has lived and worked all over the world including – appropriately for a dog-lover – the wild Labrador coast, where the sea is frozen for five months of the year. She has written for publications including The Sunday Times Magazine and The World of Interiors and currently lives in London.
Philip Mould OBE is an international art dealer who has been based in London’s Mayfair and St. James’s for the last thirty-five years, specialising in five hundred years of British art. He is also known to a wide public for his award winning BBC1 programme Fake or Fortune? now in its eleventh series, which he helped formulate in 2011, and is the most watched returning Arts programme globally. Philip has written two significant books on the subject of art discovery: Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters and Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures. For over twenty years, Philip was the official art advisor the House of Commons and House of Lords, for which he received an OBE. He is President of Kids in Museums, President and formerly Chairman of Plantlife (the international wild plant conservation charity), an ex-trustee of the English Heritage Foundation and a patron of Fight for Sight.
Includes refreshments and the opportunity to visit our Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney exhibition.
Book Signing: Following the discussion, Georgina Montagu will sign copies of her publication, Top Dogs: A British Love Affair (Triglyph Books). Participants can enjoy a glass of prosecco during the signing.
Take part at the Museum: Join us at the museum for this special talk and exhibition visit.
Watch Online: This talk will also be broadcast live from the museum. Online ticketholders will be emailed a link to join 24 hours in advance. Online ticketholders will also receive a link to view a recording of the talk, which will be available for two weeks.
Image Credit: Rosa Bonheur, Brizo, A Shepherd's Dog, 1864 © The Trustees of The Wallace Collection