Lecture - The Grand Tourists: British Responses to Italy in the Eighteenth Century
| Department of the History of Art
The Annual Meeting of the Warwickshire branch of The Art Fund will be followed by a lecture offering a fascinating insight into the Grand Tour, so beloved of the Eighteenth Century British elite.
The Annual Meeting provides a brief review of branch activity and forward plans as well as the opportunity to meet the committee behind Warwickshire Art Fund events.
Dr Rosie Dias will paint a picture of the Grand Tourists: the connoisseurs, collectors and dilettanti who visited Rome, Venice and Naples, and illustrate the influence of Antiquity on English houses and gardens. The subject is one of the modules taught to her BA students in History of Art and reveals the origins of much of the artworks displayed today in British museums, galleries and stately homes.