Castletown House Print Room
County Kildare, Ireland
Image © Castletown House & Parklands, Office of Public Works//Davison and Associates

Castletown House Print Room
County Kildare, Ireland
Image © Castletown House & Parklands, Office of Public Works//Davison and Associates


Louise Voll Box—Stuck up: The country house and the passion for print rooms (a virtual event)

Friday 5 February 2021, from 11.00am to 12.00pm

Cost—
Members $10
Non-members $12
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This lecture will be presented online to ensure COVID-19 safety.

These inspiring talks are fundraising events for Geelong Gallery.

Adhering engravings, mezzotints and ornamental paper borders directly onto walls was an elite eighteenth-century interior design trend. ‘Print rooms’ were commissioned or created by Queen Charlotte, Horace Walpole, Mrs Delany and aspiring style leaders. This lecture examines this short-lived phenomenon from the contexts of print collecting, craft practice and commerce; and explores how print rooms were perceived by eighteenth-century audiences.


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