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Thomas Gainsborough, ca.1788

Illustrated Art Lecture: English 18th Century Painters
Monday, November 24, at 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Ines Powell, Art Historian & Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The first stirrings of a national style of painting appeared in the 1720s with the works
of William Hogarth. By the 1730s, portraiture became the fashionable and popular genre among English painters. Founded in 1768, The Royal Academy’s mission was to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of visual art. Among the members of the Academy were painters Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and Angelica Kaufman. For art aficionados, this is an opportunity to appreciate the legacy of these great artists.