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Portraits line the walls of the houses and museums of England. Although not an artform unique to these isles, it was this corner of Europe that produced some of the most original and talented artists in the genre. During the Tudor and Stuart periods, the Court attracted Holbein and Van Dyck to produce iconic images of monarchy that have withstood the test of time. The eighteenth century infused poetry and drama, with Reynolds and Gainsborough painting works that asserted their right of entry into the newly-established Royal Academy. The romanticism and historicism of the Victorian Pre-Raphaelites inspired a new generation, who would in turn pave the way for the Symbolist and Modernist painters of the modern era.

This course includes:

  • Certificate of participation on completion of the course;
  • Lectures with time for questions and discussion;
  • Guided visits to London-based galleries and collections;
  • Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury.

Please note that this is one part of a three-module course taking place in Autumn, Spring, and Summer. Click here to learn more about the other modules.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: 10.00am-5.00pm.

    Date: 30-31 January, 2020.

     The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    Adam Busiakiewicz, Consultant Lecturer
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £425 (£382.50 if registered by December 4, 2019).

    Click here to register now and pay online.
    Click here to read Terms and Conditions.

    Payment by credit or debit card only. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or cheque, please contact: or T +44 (0)330 128 1041.
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact: or T +44 (0)330 128 1041

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