On 9 May we had a change to our printed lecture programme. Unfortunately, Karin Fernald was unable to give us the lecture on “Hester Thrale – friend of Samuel Johnson” as she was unwell. We hope that we can re-book this lecture at some time in the future. We were very fortunate when Peter Scott was available and able to come to our help at the last minute. Peter (husband of our President, Pamela Scott) is an art historian and at present lecturing at Tate Modern on “EY van Gogh Exhibition”. Peter told us how Van Gogh was inspired by British art, literature and culture throughout his career and how he in turn inspired British artists, from Walter Sickert to Francis Bacon and spent several crucial years in Londonbetween 1873 and 1876. We were all encouraged to visit the Exhibition which is on until 11 August. The lecture was inspiring and enjoyed by our members. We are most grateful to Peter.

On 13 June our lecturer is Adam Busiakiewicz and “The Queen of Instruments : the Lute within Old Masters Paintings” – Adam will play his lute for us! We will also be selling tickets for the visit on 17 July to Waddesdon Manor.

We would ask members to note that our old domain name is ending this week. This means that if you are still using the old name (for example in a bookmark) it will stop working. You will have to use the new domain

We look forward to seeing you next month.

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