5 July 2018 at 6.00 for 6.30
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
£15 members: £20 guests
If you want to come face-to-face with the people who formerly lived in Britain's country houses, castles and manor houses, all you usually have to do is to walk into the neighbouring parish church and its graveyard. For these buildings are mausolea and within them—or their graveyards—you can meet generations of the dead immortalised in monumental form. Fine funerary monuments historically cost many multiples of a portrait painting, and are often of the highest artistic significance. Collections of such monuments, moreover, were commonly arranged and inscribed to convey particular dynastic or political messages to posterity.
Join John Goodall, Architectural Editor of Country Life, as he looks at this subject in his lecture entitled Mausolea, Monuments, and the Country House, on 5 July 2018.
Tickets £15 Friends