Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV

Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 2nd Nov 2017

Join us in the Painted Hall for the first of our Autumn lecture series on Baroque murals in Britain.

King Louis XIV’s favourite artist, Charles Le Brun – the creator of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors – has often been described as a dictator of the arts in France, a statement which Wolf Burchard reassesses in his latest book. Le Brun was a gifted and versatile artist, an excellent painter and designer of tapestries, sculpture, architecture, and furniture. Burchard’s lecture will explore Le Brun’s different fields of activities, his relationship to the great monarch and how his work impacted on mural painters in Britain including James Thornhill, Louis Laguerre and Antonio Verrio.

Doors open at 6.30pm, with an opportunity to view Thornhill’s masterpiece up close on the observation deck before the talk begins at 7pm.

Cost: £15

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website or send an email to or telephone 020 8269 4799.

Europe/London Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV A lecture exploring the impact of Charles Le Brun – King Louis XIV on mural painters in Britain. Held in the Painted Hall. Old Royal Naval College,College Way,Greenwich, London

See more events on the same day or today, tomorrow or rest of Nov


Old Royal Naval College,

College Way,
SE10 9NN

Google Map of Old Royal Naval College

Nearest tube and train stations to Old Royal Naval College

More local events coming soon

To sparkle off our Summer Season we return to our loved Greenwich! On Saturday we welcome the sun in homage to the Peruvian Inca traditional celebration, Inti Raymi. And on Sunday we will carry on the celebration with Festa Junina, a typical folk party from Brazil. Come and join us to immerse yourself in the richness of Latin American culture and, of course, food and drink! And you can win a trip to PERU, check the competition! Hasta la fiesta!
11:00 AM
Arwa Haider takes you on a tour of the darker side of the Great British Seaside.
11:00 AM
Professor Panikos Panayi explores the history of this quintessential British dish.
11:00 AM
Join astronomer and comedian Jon Culshaw for a personalised tour of the night sky in his own unique style.
6:30 PM
The Squidz Club returns on Friday 6 July for another fantastic night at the Albany! Featuring young DJs, musicians and artists in a fun and friendly atmosphere, this club night is a chance for you
7:00 PM