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Paintings of London at Tate Britain

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Millbank

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SW1P 4RG

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This tour of Tate Britain's collection focuses on twelve paintings of London. All of them are very different and span a period from 1700 to the 1960's but all have London as a common theme. Rob will talk about the paintings, the social and historical background to the work, and what they can tell us about changing London and artists reactions to the city.

This tour is run by Footprints of London and not by Tate Britain

Review of this tour "Really enjoyed Rob Smith’s ‘Paintings of London in Tate Britain’ last week. The tour was relaxed but informative, and there was an interesting mix of paintings. Some of the artists were familiar (Whistler and Canaletto), others were unknown, such as Balthazar Nebot with his delightful, if rather sanitised depiction of Covent Garden market in the 18th century. There was also a range of styles, from Augustus Leopold Egg’s rather grim, and heavily moralistic ‘Past and Present’ trio of paintings to others that were much easier on the eye – like William Powell Frith’s glorious ‘Derby Day,’! Rob added to our appreciation of each work by pointing out key landmarks (Greenwich Observatory, Horse Guards and St Martin-in-the Fields all make an appearance) and filling in interesting contextual details. For anyone who like looking at paintings… and loves London, this is the perfect gig!" Karen W

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SW1P 4RG

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