tue19oct6:30 pmOnline Lecture: Collecting and Displaying Fakes and Copies in the Eighteenth-Century HomeOnline talk by Dr Peter Lindfield6:30 pm Book Now

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This talk, ‘Collecting and Displaying Fakes and Copies in the Eighteenth-Century Home’, examines the role that forgery, reproduction, falsified ‘improvements’, and restorations had to the grand tourist’s experience in eighteenth-century Italy, and the materials collected and brought back to Britain. It looks in particular at how these forgeries and copies were displayed in the Georgian home, and how such works can be situated within the long tradition of all’antica reproduction. Figurative sculpture as well as more ornamental domestic works, such as Piranesi’s now famous ‘Newdigate torchères’ at the Ashmolean in Oxford, are considered in this talk.

Dr Peter Lindfield, a Visiting Research Fellow and former Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, has been exploring the manifestation of forgery and debates over authenticity in antiquarian material culture in Georgian and early Victorian Britain since 2016. He is currently preparing a monograph on this subject, and he has recently been working upon an early Victorian forger, George Shaw from Uppermill on the outskirts of Manchester, and the relationship his forgeries have to the recently re-discovered Henry VII bed.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.

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***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***

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