Learn about the paintings of Anthony van Dyck at Lamport Hall

Posted by pt91 at Sep 04, 2013 03:36 PM |
A series of University of Leicester-hosted lectures on Tuesday 10 September, will cover the life and work of 17th century artist Anthony van Dyck

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 4 September 2013

Art lovers can delve into the history of one of the most important painters in 17th century England at a series of lectures.

The University of Leicester-hosted talks will cover the work of Anthony van Dyck, an eminent Flemish painter who became the leading portrait artist in the court of Charles I, on Tuesday, September 10.

Dr Meredith Hale, Speelman Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, comes to Lamport Hall to lecture on Anthony van Dyck, the greatest portrait artist to work in seventeenth-century England, and the man through whose paintings we feel we know Charles I and his court.

In her trio of lectures, Dr Hale will consider van Dyck's early work in the studio of Rubens and his subsequent career in England as portrait artist to the king and court, before the Civil War.

Dr Hale will also discuss her current research on the superb painted studies for van Dyck's famous Iconography, his portraits of princes, scholars artists and connoisseurs.

The event will be held at Lamport Hall on Tuesday 10 September, 10:00-3:00pm, tickets cost £40.

For more information about the event and to book tickets visit http://www.lamporthall.co.uk or telephone 01604 686 272.

Dr Phillip Lindley, Director of the University of Leicester’s Centre for the Study of the Country House said: "Van Dyck is one of the greatest painters ever to work in England and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to hear Dr Hale speak about his career and about her current research into his marvellous grisaille paintings at Boughton House.

“We shall also be able to examine the paintings by van Dyck and his workshop at Lamport Hall itself.  This will be a splendid finale to our 2013 season of study days."



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For more information, please contact Dr Phillip Lindley, Director of the University’s Centre for the Study of the Country House, at: pgl1@le.ac.uk

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