This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 9th Nov 2017
The Italian artist Antonio Verrio (c.1636 – 1707) arrived in England in 1672. He brought with him from Europe the latest fashions for grand painted interiors, and found enthusiastic patrons at the decadent Restoration court, keen for some artistic splendour after the sterility of the Commonwealth. Verrio worked for Charles II at Windsor, James II at Whitehall and William III at Hampton Court, as well as transforming the state rooms at country houses across the country. This talk will consider how Verrio's art paved the way for Sir James Thornhill and his work at Greenwich.
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.
Please see the Old Royal Naval College website for further information and booking.
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More information at this website.Europe/London Antonio Verrio - an Italian decorative painter in England (1672-1707) Antonio Verrio’s arrival in England in 1672 brought shock waves that would transform British mural painting. The second of our autumn lecture series, held in the Painted Hall. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/11/09/antonio-verrio-an-italian-decorative-painter-in-england-1672-1707-153856 Old Royal Naval College,College Way, Greenwich, London