"Bringing It All Back Home": Grand Tour Collections at Castle Howard in the 18th Century
Date: Saturday April 25, 2009, at 2 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets required. Please call
Christopher Ridgway, curator at Castle Howard in England, explores three generations of the Howard family and their travels to Italy, where they absorbed its cultural riches and acquired art treasures including antiquities, bronzes, gems, paintings by Italian Old Masters, and portrait busts like that of the emperor Commodus now on view at the Getty Villa. Ridgway illustrates how these works of art were arranged and displayed to maximum effect at Castle Howard and considers how this and other art collections of the 18th century are relevant today.