Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Watts Lecture: Fiona MacCarthy

Edward Burne-Jones and G.F. Watts

Wednesday 22 February 2012
Hall, Charterhouse, Godalming, GU7 2DX

The seventh annual Watts Lecture will be given by acclaimed biographer Fiona MacCarthy. Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833 -1898) was one of the great artists and designers of the Victorian period. A key artist in the later phase of Pre-Raphaelitism he was also closely associated with William Morris. He was also a friend of G.F. Watts and this lecture will look at these important figures and their relationship.

With new research and fresh historical perspective, MacCarthy’s new book The Last Pre-Raphaelite (‘a magnificent and deeply felt biography’. The Guardian), tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Edward Burne-Jones as an artist, a key figure in Victorian society and a peculiarly captivating man.

A well known broadcaster and critic, Fiona MacCarthy established herself as one of the leading writers of biography with her widely acclaimed book Eric Gill.
Her biography of William Morris won the Wolfson
History Prize and the Writers’ Guild Non-Fiction Award.

Previous Watts Lectures have been given by Tristram Hunt MP, Sandy Nairne, A.N. Wilson, Alison Smith, Sir Andrew Motion and Dr. Nicholas Penny.

£8 (£7 for Friends)

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