Romney Society Diary of Lectures & Visits
The Lecture Series: 2019
11.00 for 11.30 at the Crooklands hotel, Nr Kendal
please enter in your diaries... £8 on the door if not pre booked.
Friday 11 January 2019
Emily Knight, Assistant Curator of Paintings at the V&A Museum and candidate for an Oxford Ph.D. will speak on ‘Portraiture as Remembrance in 18th century Britain’. Special reference will be made to Romney's portrait of Mrs. Wilson of Abbot Hall, Kendal, and her daughter Sybill.
Friday 8 February 2019
Rupert Nicol R.N., former lecturer at Greenwich Naval College and Events Officer at Garrick's Shakespeare Temple, will speak on ‘The German Romantic Painter Philip Otto Runge, 1777-1810’, from whose family Rupert descends. Runge was a friend of Goethe, of the painter Caspar David Friedrich, and also was a pioneer investigator of the colour circle.
Friday 8 March 2019
Peter Osborne BA, historian, Artist and Head of School at Blackburn College of Art, is a leading expert on the great wood engraver Thomas Bewick. Peter will speak on ‘Bewick's Beliefs and Vignettes’.
Friday 5 April 2019
Dr. Pieter van der Merwe, retired curator of the Royal Maritime Museums, Greenwich, lectured to us on marine painting in 2015 and in 2017 showed us around the recently refurbished Queen's House in Greenwich. He will speak on ‘18th century Naval Battles and Great Admirals’.
The Romney Society
Lectures take place at the Crooklands Hotel nr. Kendal 11.00am for 11.30am start
Crooklands, nr Kendal,
Cumbria, LA7 7NW
tel: 015395 67432