Event: GRAND TOUR TALKS: CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN THE GRAND TOUR BETWEEN ROME, FLORENCE AND LONDON: THE ROLE OF CARDINAL ALESSANDRO ALBANI
Organizer: STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE & GARDEN
Speakers: Clare Hornsby
Tickets: £16 (concessions may apply)
Date: May 26th 7:30pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: May 26th 11:30am | ET: May 26th 2:30pm.
Europe - UK: May 26th 7:30pm | CET: May 26th 8:30pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: May 27th 2:30am | AET: May 27th 4:30am.
"This series of talks accompanies our latest In Focus display, which is dedicated to the Italian Grand Tour...
Cultural diplomacy in the Grand Tour between Rome, Florence and London: the role of Cardinal Alessandro Albani. By Clare Hornsby PhD, FSA, Research Fellow in Art History, The British School at Rome and member of the Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l’Immagine di Roma...
This talk will sketch out the background of Albani’s connection with Mann and will focus on a series of letters between Albani and George “Bubb” Dodington of ‘La Trappe’ in Hammersmith, a wealthy British politician originally introduced to the cardinal by Mann, whose acquisitions of valuable antique marble statues from Rome and other art works was commented upon by Walpole..."
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