The last Study Day on 9 Apr 2019

The Honourable East India Company & East-West Trade: Chintz, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie, 1600 – 1800

Tuesday April 9th: Lecturer: Viv Lawes M.A., B.A.Hons

This study day explored the way in which the East India Company developed its methods of trade and facilitated the increasingly sophisticated and profound exchange of ideas between East and West. It focused on textile design as the vehicle for this analysis, but also included objects such as wallpaper, porcelain and furniture, as well as the vast commercial trade in spices and tea.

Viv Lawes is a lecturer, curator and arts journalist with over twenty years’ experience in the art market. She gained her BA (Hons) at York University, and an MA in Fine Art at Sotheby’s Institute.

Previous Study Days in 2015 – 2018

 The Nude   by Lydia Bauman

Medieval Life in Art and Illumination by Kenneth Parker

Royal Progresses of the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs 1485 -1714 by Roger Mitchell

How to look after your Antique Furniture by Christopher Chanter

Art for the Modern Age; Painting in nineteenth-century France by Dr Lois Oliver.

Mozart:  the  Operatic Genius by Peter Medhurst

The Glories of English Watercolours by Ann Clements