Art and Architecture Lectures and Tours

Romans and Romantics

– The Guildhall Art Gallery, London’s real hidden gem.

The City of London Corporation has been commissioning and acquiring art for nearly 350 years and now owns a vast and diverse collection. This talk explores the varied display of works in the Guildhall Art Gallery. We will look at paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries as well as the sparkling Victorian collection. The gallery also owns many modern works including a large collection by Matthew Smith. Built on the site of London’s Roman amphitheatre, which is open to the public, the gallery was completely refurbished and re-hung in January 2015.

This talk can be combined with a guided visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery and I will be happy to discuss the options if required.