Diary of Events


Sat 9 May 2020 at 10am
Visiting the British Renaissance in Hampton Court Palace
We will pay particular attention to the Work of Christopher Wren in the newly built Royal Stuart Palace (1587 - 1604) and his attention to the Renaissance Treasures like the Mantegna Cartoons; the Italian Verrio, inherited from the Tudor Court; the master craftsmen like Grinley Gibbons, the Head Gardner, later continued by Capability Brown; the great Iron specialist Master Jean Tijou. The tradition of hiring foreign masters was started by the humanist Cardinal Wolsey who employed Italian Sculptors and Painters like Orazio Gentileschi and his daughter Artemisia. It seems that Giambattista Penni briefly came to London to work at Hampton Court after the Sack of Rome before settling in France. Their work and the way it fitted with Christopher Wren’s grand Renaissance/Baroque style and design will be identified and discussed in front of their works.
Cost:     £39 to include the 3-hour visit and lunch at the Mute Swan.
Tickets to Hampton Court are not included because their cost varies from ‘free’ for members of the Royal Palaces to £21.30 for adults with various concessions.
Meeting place - the ticket office at Hampton Court at 10am
Lunch at 1.30pm - The Mute Swan Pub opposite the entrance gates to Hampton Court.

Thur 28 May - Tue 2 June 2020

Commemorating the Artist's Death on 6 April 1520
More information and Itinerary HERE

September 2020
2nd floor, 55 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
(speaker to be announced)
Raffaello Sanzio (1483 – 6 April1520, Rome)

Thur 17 - Tue 22 September 2020

SICILY - Nobility of this Land of Art, Castles and Vineyards

A Wine Tasting Tour in the Ragusa Region of Sicily

There are two rooms still available for this popular tour - if you are interested let us know and we will confirm the booking nearer to the date of the tour


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