The Eternal Baroque: Jennifer Montagu Symposium
Friday, 6 September 2013 at 10:00 - Saturday, 7 September 2013 at 17:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September, 10am – 6pm (Friday), 10am – 5pm (Saturday)
Cost: £10 per day
Dr. Jennifer Montagu, LVO, CBE is a world-renowned art historian whose name has become synonymous with the study of Italian Baroque sculpture. In addition to her groundbreaking archival research about Alessandro Algardi and the French painter Charles Lebrun, she has elevated the connoisseurship of Roman bronzes to an academic discipline and fundamentally changed the way art historians think about Baroque sculpture in general. Her approach to the organisation of ateliers and to the complex relationships between patron, designer, and craftsman has established a new standard for methodology not only in Baroque sculpture but also for the study of all early-modern European sculpture. In honour of her immeasurable contribution, the foremost scholars in the field of Italian Baroque sculpture will present papers in her honour.
When & Where
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.