Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, the Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, for a lecture on the artist Benjamin West, a central figure in the development of neo-classical painting. ‘Benjamin West and George III’ is the second in a series of three lectures about Benjamin West to take place at Spencer House. These lectures will run alongside a special display that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the State Rooms at Spencer House, where James ‘Athenian’ Stuart’s early neo-classical interiors will showcase work by Benjamin West.
The lecture will take place on Monday 18 July 2016 at 6.30pm. It will be followed by drinks in the State Rooms at Spencer House and will be open if you wish to view the displays.
Tickets cost £10 (+ £1 booking fee) and can be booked online: https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=JR0te1ssPiSRJWwpiVNw3v-VXsbKOw0REojgQ45iW3hEeyLiBPFX_mREB7y&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b0819848475f0da5465a2ea26eae033cbe3bda
The exhibition 'Milkmaids in St James's Park: Benjamin West at Spencer House' that has been organised by The Rothschild Foundation in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art runs until 29th January 2017. The next lecture will be:
Evaporations: Milkmaids in St. James’s Park No More
14 November at 6.30pm - Dr Lars Kokkonen, Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art