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Old Father Thames: The River in Art Andrew Davies Thursday 27 February 2020

The River Thames has been at the heart of our history for 2,000 years.

It may be only 210 miles long but for centuries it has attracted some of the world’s greatest artists: Canaletto, Turner, Monet, Whistler, Stanley Spencer.

The history and development of this most fascinating river will be explored through the eyes of famous and not so famous painters (e.g. Thomas Girtin, J.Atkinson Grimshaw). The docks, London's bridges, the Pool of London and the Boat race will also be covered.

A visual panorama.

Session 1: Great Beginnings (maps, Hollar, Hogarth)

Session 2: From Canaletto to JMW Turner

Session 3: Victorian and Modern