Research Seminar - John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823): Patron and Promoter of British Art in Georgian London (2016)
National Gallery Partnership Lecture at the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, York, 25 April 2016
Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, London, gave a seminar in York on 25 April 2016 on 'John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823): Patron and Promoter of British Art in Georgian London'.
After Angerstein's death, 38 international paintings from his personal collection were bought by the government to form the basis of the new National Gallery's collection. Dr Avery-Quash’s lecture shed fresh light on John Julius Angerstein as a patron and promoter of British Art in Georgian London, offering a reassessment of his 'forgotten' collection of British art in order to build up a better understanding of what a late-18th/early-19th-century art collection looked like in its entirety.
Main image: Portrait of John Julius Angerstein (detail), by Thomas Lawrence (c. 1790); the National Gallery, London