JAMES WYATT | Architect and Designer of British Neoclassicism with Amanda Dunsmore

Wednesday 14 Aug 2013, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

James Wyatt (1746–1813) is widely recognized as the most celebrated and prolific English architect of the 18th century. This lecture will look at James Wyatt’s career, in the context of English Neoclassicism and the emerging Industrial Revolution, followed by an examination of a suite of Wyatt furniture from Henham Hall, Suffolk, currently on loan to the National Gallery of Victoria.

AMANDA DUNSMORE is Curator, International Decorative Arts & Antiquities at the National Gallery of Victoria. She has a background in Egyptology but now works largely in the field of decorative arts. Her research interests include 17th and 18th century English pottery, 18th century Neoclassicism and early 20th century design and the rise of modernism.

William Hodges (1744 – 1797), Interior of the Pantheon, Oxford Street, London, 1770s, Temple Newsam House, Leeds Museums and Galleries, England

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