The Artists of Greenwich

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Event type: 
Date and time: 
Thursdays, 1 June to 6 July 2017 | 11.00-12.30
Adult £8 | Members £6
Queen's House
Queen's House

As a major centre of Royal power and patronage, Greenwich played host to a number of significant artists – for example, Hans Holbein, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, the van de Veldes, and James Thornhill – between the 15th and the 18th centuries. 

In addition, the development of the Naval Gallery at Greenwich Hospital in the first half of the 19th century meant that Greenwich became a centre for the display of art, especially with the gift of many important paintings from the collections of George IV and William IV. 

Drawing on the research of acknowledged experts in their field, this series explores the many and varied artistic associations with Greenwich.


1 June:            

Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, Royal Collection Trust
Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi

8 June:          

Christine Riding, Head of Art and Curator of the Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich
J.M.W. Turner
Please note that this seminar will take place in the lecture theatre, National Maritime Museum

15 June:

Dr Susan Foister, Deputy Director and Director of Public Programme, The National Gallery
Hans Holbein

22 June:

Dr Pieter van der Merwe, Greenwich Curator, Royal Museums Greenwich
The van de Veldes

29 June:

Diana Dethloff, Lecturer in the History of Art, University College London
Peter Lely

6 July:

Dr Richard Johns, Lecturer in the History of Art, University of York
James Thornhill

How to book

Seminars start at 11.00 in the Queen’s House Orangery and South Parlours, except on 8 June when the seminar will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum.

To book a place contact 020 8312 6608, e-mail or you can book online: