Enlightened Monarchs: Art at Court in the Eighteenth Century

The Wallace Collection

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 from 10:00 to 18:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Enlightened Monarchs: Art at Court in the Eighteenth Century

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General Admission
Includes entry to The Queen's Gallery and a glass of wine. Excludes lunch.
6 May 2014 £35.00 £0.00

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Study DayCarle van Loo, The Grand Turk giving a Concert to his Mistress, France, 1737

Enlightened Monarchs: Art at Court in the Eighteenth Century

Wednesday 7 May

10am – 4.30pm: Lectures at the Wallace Collection

5pm: Private view of The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Cost: £35. Includes exhibition entry at The Queen's Gallery, excludes lunch

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of George I’s accession to the British throne in 1714, The Royal Collection Trust, the Wallace Collection and the Society for Court Studies are organising a study day dedicated to the often overlooked art patronage of the first two Georges and their families. In addition to investigating official commissions and personal taste, it will explore differences and similarities between the arts at court in Britain as well as Prussia, France and Spain in the Age of Enlightenment.

The day will conclude with a private view of The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and a glass of wine. 

 

Programme*

Morning Session (Britain and Hanover)

10.00am: Registration, tea & coffee

10.20am:  Welcome

                  Dr Christoph Vogtherr, Director of the Wallace Collection

10.25am:  Chair: Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures,

                  Introduction to the exhibition

 10.35am:  Where is Hanover? The artistic and dynastic roots of the first monarchs

                  Wolf Burchard, Royal Collection Trust

 

11.05am:   The setting for a new dynasty – furnishing St James's Palace for George I & his Court, 1714-15

                   Rufus Bird, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art

 11.30am:  William Kent's royal clients: a challenge to exhibition curation

                   Julius Bryant, Keeper Word and Image Department, V&A

 12.10pm:  Q&A chaired by Desmond Shawe-Taylor

 12.25pm:  Lunch (not provided)

 

Afternoon Session (Berlin, Paris & Madrid)

 1.10pm:  Chair: Clarissa Campbell Orr, MA, President of the Society for Court Studies

 1.15pm:  Becoming British: Queen Caroline and Collecting

             Joanna Marschner, Historic Royal Palaces

1.55pm:  Sophie Charlotte of Prussia and Frederick the Great as collectors

                Christopher Vogtherr, Director, Wallace Collection

 2.35pm: Coffee

 2.55pm:   Marie Leszczyńska, a forgotten patron

             Helen Jacobson, Curator French 18th-century Decorative Arts, Wallace Collection

 3.35pm:  The Kings' own Taste or the Politics of Reform? Bourbon Royal Patronage in Madrid.

                Curt Noel, New York University London

 4.15pm:  Q&A chaired by Clarissa Campbell Orr

 4.30pm:  Close – travel to the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Participants must make their own way.

 5pm – 7pm:  Private View of The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760

 

 * This programme is subject to change

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When & Where



The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN

United Kingdom

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 from 10:00 to 18:00 (BST)


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The Wallace Collection

 

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house.  The collection was acquired principally in the nineteenth century by the third and fourth Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace.  In the twenty-nine galleries are unsurpassed displays of French eighteenth-century paintings, furniture and porcelain together with superb Old Master paintings.  A magnificent collection of princely arms and armour is shown in four galleries and there are further important displays of gold boxes, miniatures, sculpture and Medieval and Renaissance works of art.

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