Romantic Landscapes: The Creation of a British Tradition

Landscape painting is regarded as one of the great strengths of British art. Yet it was only in the early 19th century – when Turner and Constable were creating highly distinctive works of art – that landscape painting gained its standing as one of the major genres. In this talk, Art Fund Trustee William Vaughan will investigate the considerable pictorial achievements of Turner and Constable in the light of the growing vogue for landscape during the early 1800s. He looks at the social and political factors that lay behind this interest, and how paintings of the British landscape were used to foster an image of national identity.

To book: please call 0870 050 3688. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

10 Thursday 19 February. 2.30pm
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