The Grand Tour & the Dilettanti: Art and Decadence in 18th Century Britain

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Colnaghi Foundation

26 Bury Street

London

SW1Y 6AL

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
A conversation with Jeremy Black, Charles Sebag-Montefiore and Jeremy Howard on The Grand Tour in Britain during the 18th Century.

About this Event

A conversation with Professor Jeremy Black (Professor of History University of Exeter)

Charles Sebag-Montefiore (co-author of The British as Art Collectors: From the Tudors to the Present)

&

Jeremy Howard (Head of the Department of History of Art, University of Buckingham)

The Society of Dilettanti was established in the 18th century by a group of young British noblemen, artists and scholars recently returned from Italy and the Grand Tour. Although its stated aim was to promote the study of classical art, Horace Walpole claimed its real purpose was getting drunk. Professor Jeremy Black, Charles Sebag-Montefiore and Jeremy Howard discuss the Society, the Grand Tour, and art and excess in 18th-century Britain.

Wednesday 3rd July

5:30 - 7.00 pm

Booking required

Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine

COLNAGHI FOUNDATION

26 Bury Street, St James's

London, SW1Y 6AL

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Colnaghi Foundation

26 Bury Street

London

SW1Y 6AL

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved