Lecture: Catherine the Great as Portrayed by British Artists During Her Reign, by Professor Anthony Cross

Wednesday 14 May 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pmTickets available
$20 Public, $10 Members, $7 Students

Location: Visitor Center Theater

Part of: Lectures and Talks, Member Events, Members', Lectures and talks

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In the roll call of foreign artists who painted Catherine the Great during her lifetime, British painters occupy a very modest place and the images they produced were generally not known to the British public.  Much better known were the engravings made by British masters from paintings of the empress by such foreign artists as Roslin and Lampi that were on sale either as separate prints or as illustrations in books about her and her Russia.  It was, however, Catherine's misfortune to rule when some of England's greatest caricaturists were at the height of their powers and it was the images (one hesitates to call them likenesses) that they produced that proved the most influential.

Portait of Catherine the Great by Richard Brompton

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6-7 pm   Tour Hillwood's Mansion, special exhibition, Passion of the Empress, and gardens
7-8 pm   Lecture in the Visitor Center Theater

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