Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

English Landscape: Samuel Palmer and the Pastoral

Professor Malcolm Andrews

Samuel Palmer, in his Shoreham period in the 1820s and 30s, seized on the long tradition of classical pastoral landscapes, and wrested it into an English idiom. He effectively ‘naturalised’ a foreign import, bringing an idyll to life in a Kentish valley, with sheep, shepherds and cornfields under a harvest moon, and the village church nestling in the fold of the hills.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

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Malcolm Andrews is Professor (Emeritus) of Victorian and Visual Studies, University of Kent. He is the Editor of The Dickensian, the journal of the Dickens Fellowship, and a past President of the Dickens Society of America. 

His special interests are in Dickens and in landscape art. Among other books on Dickens he is the author of Charles Dickens and His Performing Selves (OUP, 2006), a study of Dickens's Public Readings and the relationship he developed with his readers and listeners during that career, and Dickensian Laughter: Essays on Dickens and Humour (OUP, 2013).

Book publications in landscape aesthetics and the visual arts include The Search for the Picturesque: Landscape Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain, 1760-1800 (1989) and The Picturesque: Sources and Documents (1994). The Search for the Picturesque examined developments in the taste for landscape in eighteenth-century England, in poetry and painting, and made a special study of the first wave of scenic tourists to the Lakes, North Wales and Scottish Highlands in this period, drawing on a range of published and unpublished contemporary travel diaries.

Malcolm Andrews published Landscape and Western Art in 1999, a volume in the New Oxford History of Art series, a study that reviewed and explored some of the key 'moments' in the post-renaissance traditions of landscape art in Europe and North America. He is currently writing a book on the personality of English rural scenery as represented by writers and artists of the nineteenth century.

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