Titian’s genius was recognised early in his career, and by the time of his death in his eighties (1576) the esteem in which he was held probably exceeded that attaching to any other living artist in previous history.
Includes visits to the National Gallery and Wallace Collection.
Led by Sheila Hale, author of the magisterial and much acclaimed Titian: his Life (2012).
This day provides a splendid survey of the Arts & Crafts movement, with excellent examples in many media.
It begins with the 1859 Red House at Bexleyheath – as did the Movement – designed by Philip Webb for the Morris family.
Other places seen are a City pub (the Black Friar), a Chelsea church (Holy Trinity Sloane Street), a dining room in South Kensington (in the V&A, for which it was made), a Hammersmith home (Emery Walker’s) and a wallpaper factory in Chiswick. (Among the present occupants are Martin Randall Travel, and participants are invited in for a drink.)