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Princely Treasures from the Palaces of Bavaria

Monday 8th July 2013


Angermaier ivory coin cabinet 1618-23

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For over two hundred years the Wittelsbach family, Electors of Bavaria, pursued an ambitious programme of artistic patronage and collecting. From the reign of Duke Albert V (1528-1579) until the Elector Charles Albert (1697-1745) who became briefly the Holy Roman Emperor as Charles VII, they vied with the courts of Vienna and Paris with their huge building projects and employment of artists and craftsmen, to create a magnificent art metropolis in Munich. Their legacy has remained largely intact and today the palaces of Bavaria have some of the most impressive collections of decorative arts remaining in situ in their rightful context. Dr Tillmann will discuss a number of the most outstanding pieces and point out some interesting parallels with works of art at Temple Newsam.

Dr Max Tillmann is a distinguished scholar, curator and writer, formerly with the Bavarian Palaces department. He has curated a number of exhibitions, and is particularly interested in the influence of France in early 18th century decorative arts in Bavaria. He now lectures at Munich University and works as an independent scholar.

Generously sponsored by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

Lunch is available before the lecture, at 1pm. Lunch plus lecture is £30 per person (advanced tickets only).

Lecture only, in advance or at the door, £5 (non-members £7.50)

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