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October 2018

Masterpieces of 18th Century British Painting

October 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
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Gainsborough’s House is delighted to invite you to the 2nd of two special lectures, kindly given by John Sheeran in support of Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace: A National Centre for Gainsborough. John is a former Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and has organised exhibitions worldwide. He is well known in East Anglia for his inspirational art talks. A key purpose of his lectures is to encourage people to go and see the original paintings for themselves, so that they…

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November 2018


November 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

16, 23, 30 November and 7 December 2018, 10.30am–12.30pm This series of talks by art historian and former Tate curator Richard Humphreys looks in detail at eight masterpieces from the great age of Romantic and Victorian art. As in his previous series looking at works by artists from Sickert to Bacon, Richard will also consider his chosen works in relation to the artists’ entire careers and their wider historical context. The works discussed are by John Constable, J.M.W Turner, Sir…

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January 2019

From the obscurity of a County Town New Light

January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This lecture by Mark Bills explores Gainsborough's early life. Drawing on existing research and revealing fascinating new discoveries, Mark will discuss this important time in Gainsorough's life. Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

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October 2019

Russian Grand Tourists in 18th Century Europe

October 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 22 Friars Street
Sudbury, CO10 2AA United Kingdom
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From the middle of the Eighteenth Century, the Russian nobility began to travel for pleasure and education in Western Europe.  Although the experiences of these ‘Grand Tourists’ were similar in some ways to those of their English counterparts, Russian factors presented special obstacles and incentives. In this talk, we will meet a number of notable Russian Grand Tourists, learn the story behind their trips, and look at some of their remarkable ‘souvenirs’ that despite Napoleon, the Revolution of 1917 and…

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April 2020

All events currently postponed

April 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Due to coronavirus, all events are unfortunately postponed until further notice.

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