Wednesday 5 September - Friday 7 September, 11:00 - 15:00
The elite of eighteenth century London and Paris surrounded themselves with exquisite objects and defined themselves through desirable dress and décor. In their portraits (and their purchases) the wearers of fine clothing had to tread a fine line between looking too much in, or out, of fashion. The Wallace Collection is a treasure house of fine furniture, porcelain and portraits commissioned by Kings, Queens, Princes (and a Royal mistress or two). Over three days, through a combination of morning lectures and afternoon gallery sessions, we will examine the materials, and meanings encoded in these luxury items (and learn why they were commissioned, coveted and collected).
Taught by Jacqueline Ansell. Includes daily tea, coffee and biscuits.
Madame de Pompadour, Leader of Style
Dress or Drapery? Reynolds, Gainsborough and the fashionable Portrait
Gender and Agendas - Greuze, Vigee le Brun and the Cult of Sensibility
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|Concession (Friends, over 60s, students, unwaged)||£117|