George IV: Britain's Greatest Royal Collector
Decorative Art and Design Council Lecture Series
Independent scholar and writer Giles Waterfield presents this look at King George IV. As Prince of Wales, Prince Regent and King, George IV magnificently overrode any Parliamentary anxieties over extravagance to spend vast sums of money on the royal collection. He was able to acquire extensive collections of French furniture, Sevres porcelain, Dutch and Flemish paintings, and numerous works by British artists, including Stubbs and Gainsborough. This lecture will consider the appealing and exasperating man behind the collection. Waterfield has taught at the Courtauld Institute, and served as director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery from 1979 to 1996. He has authored many books and curated several notable exhibitions.
Brown Auditorium | Free admission for DADC members and Students with ID; $15 LACMA members; $20 General Admission | Tickets: 323 857-6528 or email@example.com
These lectures were made possible by the Elsie de Wolfe Foundation.
Image: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France) Sugar Bowl and Cover, circa 1760, Ceramic, Porcelain, William Randolph Hearst Collection (47.35.1c-d).