The Reception of Veronese in England

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The Reception of Veronese in England

Date and time

Monday 24 March, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Peter Humfrey

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This talk will look at the reception of Veronese in England, from the early years of the 17th century, when his paintings first began to arrive here, until the end of the 19th century, when some of the finest examples in British private collections began to be exported to the United States.

The main focus of the talk will be on changing attitudes towards the artist over three centuries, particularly as reflected in the history of collecting. The talk will also look at the thoughts of critics such as Reynolds and Ruskin, and the possible influence of Veronese on English painters.

Peter Humfrey

Peter Humfrey is Emeritus Professor in the Art History Department at the University of St Andrews. He has published widely on the Italian Renaissance.

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Image above: Detail from Paolo Veronese, 'The Martyrdom of Saint George', about 1565 © Photo Scala, Firenze