The Johnson Society of Australia

Celebrating the life and work of the 18th Century writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson and his circle.

Quote of the month

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, for his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.

Boswell, Life

2019 JSA Visit to the NGV

Eighteenth Century English Neo-Classical design and art at the NGV

Sunday 14th April

Meet at 2:15 for 2:30 start.

One of the ways of exploring the world of Samuel Johnson and his friends is through the art and artefacts of the period. The mid eighteenth century was the time when those who could afford it were beginning to go on a “Grand Tour”. On this visit we will be exploring the influence these visits to the ruins of Italy had on design and art in England at the time of Johnson.

Following the study of items in the NGV collection, join fellow Johnsonians for afternoon tea.

Set of candle stands circa 1777, Designed by Robert Adam 1728-1792

Meet in the foyer of the NGV at 2:15 for a 2:30 start.

This is a free event and friends and partners are invited.

 

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