Lady Canning: Love, Art and Travel
- Harewood House |
- Visit and Talk |
- Monday, 18 September 2017 - 14:30 until 17:00
The current exhibition at Harewood is devoted to Lady Charlotte Canning. She was a talented watercolour artist, travelling as lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria for whom she recorded visits to Balmoral, Osborne and the Continent. Her husband Charles Canning became Governor-General of India in 1855, and thereafter she recorded scenes of Indian life at the same time corresponding with the Queen at a dramatic time in the history of the sub-continent.
Professor Ann Sumner is Historic Collections Adviser to the Harewood collection, and will talk on this remarkable woman and her work. After the house is closed there will be a chance to view the exhibition of watercolours. There will also be time to view the State Rooms prior to the lecture.
This event has been organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.