Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) – Fulfilling his early promise as something of a child prodigy, Landseer became probably the most popular painter in Britain in the 1830s and 1840s. He achieved great financial success only for his career to flounder as he struggled with mental health problems. Although some of his works remain familiar, he is now little regarded critically. This lecture will review his career and explore some of the possible reasons for his shifting reputation.
Prasannajit De Silva is a published art historian and University Lecturer at Birbeck, University of London, an accredited speaker for the Arts Society, and a sessional lecturer for the WEA. His specialism is British visual culture of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Tickets are now available for this event at a price of £5.00 per head. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. All people who booked in November 2020 will be contacted directly. There will be a total of 90 tickets available, and these can be booked by using our updated booking form for Jan-Apr 2021. A copy can be downloaded by clicking
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