2019 STUDY DAYS
27 NOVEMBER 2019
THE PRE-RAPHAELITES IN ITALY
The Pre-Raphaelites in Italy with Suzanne Cooper
Tickets including coffee and sandwich lunch : £32 (on sale from the June lecture.)
The day will follow the footsteps of the Victorian artists who fell in love with the world of Dante and Botticelli, and will look at how these encounters challenged and reinvigorated the art of 19th century England.
Suzanne Cooper studied history at Oxford University and Art history at the Courtauld Institute. She is currently Research Director at York Art Gallery, working on an exhibition on Turner and Ruskin. She has worked as a historical consultant for films, and published books on Pre-Raphaelite Art in the V and A, The Victorian Woman, and Effie Gray.
PAST STUDY DAYS
29TH MARCH 2017
A GOLDEN AGE FOR STAINED GLASS – ART OR CRAFT?
A study of late C19th and early C20th stained glass, style, content, context and iconography. This is a return visit following Michael’s highly successful visit last year. It will be of particular interest to church recorders as well as to anyone with an interest in, and love of, late Victorian, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts stained glass.
Until recently the stained glass adviser to the Diocese of Truro, Michael has for over 10 years been much in demand for his lectures and study days on stained glass. Michael has researched into, and written extensively about, stained glass, including producing the definitive work on the windows of Truro Cathedral. His work to date can be found at cornishstainedglass.org.uk.
OCTOBER 25TH 2017
CHINESE IMPERIAL COURT TEXTILES OF THE QING DYNASTY 1644-1911.
David Rosier will lead us through the Court Costume and Dress Accessories worn by Chinese Imperial family and senior Civil and Military Officials.
There will be a display of items from the Wendy and David Rosier collection of Qing Dynasty textiles plus dress accessories.
David Rosier is a chartered insurer by profession. He spent over 25 years living and working in Asia. While living in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2004 he assembled a collection of approximately 700 predominantly Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Imperial textiles and related costume accessories. David is a past Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society and a frequent speaker on Imperial Insignia and Badges of Rank.
25 APRIL 2018
TIM STIMSON will lead a day looking at the works of Victorian artist Atkinson Grimshaw whose work was in the pre-Raphaelite style. This artist was born in Leeds in 1836, and died in Leeds in 1893 and is buried in St Georges Fields. (Woodhouse Cemetery). His early work was under the patronage of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society. This day will provide a opportunity to hear some of the most recent research into Atkinson Grimshaw’s work.
3rd OCTOBER 2018
VICTORIAN & ART NOUVEAU JEWELLERY
SUSAN RUMFITT from the Rumfitt Gallery in Harrogate returns to follow up on a previous study day. This day will focus on Victorian and Art Nouveau jewellery, with an opportunity to look at and handle examples.
10 APRIL 2019
20TH-CENTURY CERAMICS: SUSIE COOPER & LUCIENNE DAY