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Study Day – A Homage to the Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

June 21

Historic Decoration invites you to Syon house for a talk by the eminent art historian John Hardy.  His long and distinguished career in the study of Georgian architecture and furniture has spanned 60 years and includes working for the V&A museum, Osterley House, Ham House and Christies

John will explore the collaboration between the architect Robert Adam and his patrons the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in the 1760s.  The Duke was an erudite antiquarian, who enthusiastically followed the archaeological discoveries underway in Italy at that time.

His brief to Robert Adam was to transform the out-dated interiors of the existing Tudor house into a suite of rooms to rival the splendour of the Imperial villas built at the height of the Roman Empire.

The dialogue and dynamic between these two accomplished visionaries resulted in one of the most spectacular neo – classical interiors of the 18th century and led to the Adam Style dominating the British Decorative Arts over the following two decades.

Tickets include lunch and tea and are strictly limited to 20 guests. Tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets

£195.00 per head

Book tickets: historicdecoration.com

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Date:
June 21
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Venue

Syon Park
Brent Lea
Brentford, TW8 8JF United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
June 21
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Syon Park
Brent Lea
Brentford, TW8 8JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map