The Holland Park Circle

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Thursday 12 May 2011 - 14:30 until 15:30

Artists Houses in Victorian London 18501900

The reign of Queen Victoria witnessed a spectacular rise in the wealth and prestige of English artists and designers, particularly in London. A circle of artists who established their studios in the new district of Holland Park was formed around GF Watts, Frederic Leighton, Valentine Prinsep, Luke Fildes, Hamo Thornycroft and William Burges. Their red-brick studiohouses, designed by prominent architects including George Aitchison, Norman Shaw and Philip Webb, created a distinctive type of London building. Show Sundays – when the public were invited into the studios – became part of the London Season, and the artists were treated as celebrities, posing ‘at home’ for magazines.

Lecture by Caroline Dakers

Venue information

Opening times

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

Entry details

Tickets £10

2.30 - 3.30pm

To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

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