Charles 1: King and Collector
Lecture | Yorkshire Museum
Friday 9 March 2018 - 18:30 until 20:30
Per Rumberg, Curator at the Royal Academy, will talk about the RA's new and important exhibition on the collection of Charles I. The King had amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his time, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the then past, such as Titian, Mantegna, Holbein and Dürer, as well as commissioning contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens. Following his execution in 1649 his collection was sold off, much of it going to France and Spain. The exhibition will reunite, for the first time, some of the greatest masterpieces from this magnificent collection.
The lecture, at 7pm in the Tempest Anderson Hall, will be preceded by a wine and canapé reception in the Yorkshire Museum.
This event has been organised by the York & East Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.