Art, Books & Culture at The Beecroft (29th April, 2023): the Baroque wall paintings of Antonio Verrio and Gerard Lanscroon

Join our Art, Books & Culture group meeting

on Saturday 29th April, 11.15am (for an hour or so)

at The Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend

for an exploration of the Baroque wall paintings of Antonio Verrio (1636-1707) and Gerard Lanscroon (1655-1737).

Gerard Lanscroon’s “Muses” at Beaumont House, Southgate.

The 17th century saw a great rise in the art of the mural in houses around Britain; from the 1670s, the Italian artist Antonio Verrio created extraordinary images for royal and aristocratic patrons, from the houses of Burghley and Chatsworth to Hampton Court Palace. One of his assistants was Flemish painter Gerard Lanscroon who, though little known, worked across England and Wales, usually for more private houses.

Today, we’ll look at the work of these two artists and explore their dramatic visions.


All are welcome to these monthly art discussion meetings; tickets are £10 on the door and there will be coffee & biscuits to follow.


About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring the art and artists of early 20th century Britain (with forays elsewhere, in particular Russian Art History); the Art, Books & History Group meets monthly in Southend-on-Sea Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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