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Lecture: Mayer Amschel Rothschild and Mentmore Towers

Wednesday 31 January — Turn up or book and save
6.30pm to 8pm. A lecture to be given by Nicola Pickering. Third in our Private Realms 3 lecture series organised by Steven Brindle.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a partner in the English branch of the famous bank, built Mentmore Towers in 1852-4 to the designs of Joseph Paxton as the setting for his amazing collections of paintings, sculpture and the decorative arts. Dr Nicola Pickering, historian and Teaching Fellow at Reading University, recounts the history of the man, his house and collections, and explains their significance as one of the key examples of ‘le gout Rothschild’, until the famous - or notorious - Mentmore sale in 1977. At the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 at 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm and close at 6.25pm. Wine will be available before the lectures (not included in ticket prices). The venue is conveniently placed for Holborn and Russell Square tube stations and numerous bus services. Tickets £11 on the door, if available, or cheaper if you book 6 or more.

Event code: 1801.3


Later event: Visit to the Garrick Club
Earlier event: Study Day: Meiji Japan

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