Join us for an afternoon lecture with Dr Amy Parrish, Assistant Curator at the Royal Collection Trust.
Canaletto vividly brought to life the atmosphere and culture of eighteenth-century Venice in his paintings. This lecture addresses the two paintings by Canaletto on display at Ferens Art Gallery, which show different experiences along the same stretch of the Grand Canal, painted about a decade apart. Amy will also highlight the Royal Collection’s rich holdings of paintings and drawings by Canaletto, which were acquired through George III’s acquisition of the collection of Joseph Smith, the British Consul in Venice.
Dr Amy Parrish is Assistant Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection Trust. Her research interests include Italian Baroque art and the collecting of Old Master paintings in Britain. Amy’s PhD focused on the reception of the seventeenth-century Bolognese artist Guido Reni in Britain from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.