Collecting and Displaying Fakes and Copies in the Eighteenth-Century Home

Collecting and Displaying Fakes and Copies in the Eighteenth-Century Home
 
 Starts at 6:30 pm
 £5

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This talk examines the role that forgery, reproduction, falsified ‘improvements’, and restorations had to the grand tourist’s experience in eighteenth-century Italy, and the materials collected and brought back to Britain. It looks in particular at how these forgeries and copies were displayed in the Georgian home, and how such works can be situated within the long tradition of all’antica reproduction. Figurative sculpture as well as more ornamental domestic works, such as Piranesi’s now famous ‘Newdigate torchères’ at the Ashmolean in Oxford, are considered in this talk.

Dr Peter Lindfield, a Visiting Research Fellow and former Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, has been exploring the manifestation of forgery and debates over authenticity in antiquarian material culture in Georgian and early Victorian Britain since 2016. He is currently preparing a monograph on this subject, and he has recently been working upon an early Victorian forger, George Shaw from Uppermill on the outskirts of Manchester, and the relationship his forgeries have to the recently re-discovered Henry VII bed.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.


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 Starts at 6:30 pm
 £5

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2021-10-19 18:30 2021-10-19 18:30 Europe/London Collecting and Displaying Fakes and Copies in the Eighteenth-Century Home This talk examines the role that forgery, reproduction, falsified ‘improvements’, and restorations had to the grand tourist’s experience in eighteenth-century Italy. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/19/collecting-and-displaying-fakes-and-copies-in-the-eighteenth-century-home-275907 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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