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Royal Collectors: Victoria and Albert and Their Art

The Arts Society Leicester present Royal Collectors: Victoria and Albert and Their Art

Speaker – Susan Owens

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert expressed their love for each other through art. Every birthday and Christmas they exchanged gifts of paintings, sculpture and jewellery; and they commissioned artists to record their lives together at Balmoral and Osborne House. They were also keen amateur artists, sitting side-by-side to draw and to try their hands at etching.

This lecture will look not only at glamorous paintings by Landseer and Winterhalter but also at the lesser-known watercolours the couple took pleasure in arranging in their treasured ‘souvenir albums’. Enjoy the story of these royal patrons and collectors who were every bit as passionate about art as they were about each other.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.