Thursday Lunch & Lecture – Animal Passions: Animal Subjects in British Art from Marmaduke Cradock to David Shepherd

Art History



Richard Kay

31 August 2023

1:00 pm

£29 includes lunch

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We are undoubtedly a nation of animal lovers and five centuries of our art reflect a passion for animals that artists from few other countries worldwide have ever bettered.

Whether your fondness is for sporting horses, exotic beasts, domestic pets, hunting hounds, elegant equestrianism or animals in modern art, this talk will hope to show that we have loved pictures of all sorts of animals – from dodos to donkeys – in all sorts of ways for hundreds of years.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Richard Kay is a Director of Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne and the firm’s specialist in paintings, drawings, watercolour and prints. After leaving university in 1986, he joined Sothebys and spent eight years with them before moving to Phillips (now Bonhams) to be a picture specialist and Associate Director there. He joined Lawrences in 1999. His particular area of interest is British printmaking since 1900.

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