Johan Zoffany: A Cosmopolitan in Chiswick

Chiswick Pier Trust forthcoming lecture by Matthew Morgan of the National Gallery

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The 18th century neoclassical painter Johan Zoffany was very cosmopolitan yet lived and died in Chiswick. You can hear about his life at this talk by Matthew Morgan of the National Gallery, on November 22nd, at Chiswick Pier House, at 7.30 pm entitled Johan Zoffany: A Cosmopolitan in Chiswick.

Zoffany was born in Germany, established himself in London (where he became a founder member of the Royal Academy), worked for royal and aristocratic courts across Europe and created some of the most celebrated paintings of the British Raj. However, he lived in Chiswick for long periods, and Chiswick acted as the setting for his portraits throughout his career. You can see his blue plaque along the river at Strand on the Green.

This illustrated talk will look at Zoffany’s strong connection to this part of London and include his famous conversation pieces using the River Thames as backdrop.

Matthew Morgan, who gave CPT an excellent lecture on Turner and the Thames last year, is Adult Learning Officer at the National Gallery. He has been an associate lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London and a Director at Christie's.

Doors open at 7pm and the talk will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3, or free to members of the Chiswick Pier Trust. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713, or check their web site.

November 11, 2016

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