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The romance of Italy

  • Date 12 Feb 2019
  • Time 1-2pm
  • Category Exhibition and art

The romance of Italy

Picture Gallery

In the 19th century, British visitors to the Italian peninsula captured their experiences through creating and collecting art. Drawing on paintings from the Royal Holloway collection, this talk by Assistant Curator, Imogen Tedbury, will explore attitudes to Italy in Victorian Britain: from anxiety and prejudice to romance and fantasy.

Please note that this talk will take place between music lectures taking place in the gallery space so please wait outside the Picture Gallery until the Assistant Curator arrives.

Admission free, no booking necessary.

Romance of Italy

Piazza di San Marco, Venice by James Holland

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