Lunchtime Lecture: Thomas Howard and his marbles – the first great English art collector

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19 October 2017, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Immerse yourself in history, art and culture at our popular Lunchtime Lectures. Doors open at 12.45. Lectures begin at 13.15 and last approximately one hour.

Artist and author Liz Rideal looks at Thomas Howard, courtier, art collector one of the first Grand Tourists, and patron of Rubens, Inigo Jones and Wenceslaus Hollar. And how he changed the artistic ‘face’ of England through art, architecture and the reproduced image.

Liz Rideal is an artist and writer. Since 1985, her work has been shown in 45 solo exhibitions in both public and private art galleries across Europe and America and she has produced 20 public commissions. Her artwork is held in public collections including Tate; Victoria & Albert Museum; British Museum; The National Portrait Gallery; The Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; The George Eastman Museum & the Yale Centre for British Art, USA.

Rideal is Reader in Fine Art in the Painting Department of the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.  Rideal’s publications include;  Mirror/Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists and Insights: Self-portraits, both of which were published by the NPG and  How to Read Paintings, published by Bloomsbury, London, and Rizzoli, NY,  in 2014, and 2015. She is co-author of Madam and Eve: Images of women by women 1968-2018, to be published by Laurence King next year; a chapter contributor to The Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic next year; and author of the preface to the new Phaidon, 500 Self-portraits, also to be published in 2018.

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