Babylon ARTS Study Day: ‘Taste, Expense, State and Parade’ - Art Collecting in the East Anglian Country House

Babylon ARTS Study Day: ‘Taste, Expense, State and Parade’ - Art Collecting in the East Anglian Country House

By the 18th century, country houses such as Felbrigg, Holkham and Houghton Hall held some of the most impressive art collections in Britain. These were the product of a new fashion for educating the young gentry by sending them on the Grand Tour of Europe. There they honed their tastes and emptied their pockets, bringing back paintings and sculptures. This session will explore the travels, tastes and knowledge of the English gentleman and connoisseur.

Coffee and tea - 9.30am

Start - 10am to 4pm

These workshops are fundraising events for our charity (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire) trading as Babylon Arts, Charity registration no: 1043197

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