The Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin presents on 27th April a lecture by Adrian Le Harivel on ‘The Italians and their Rivals at the English Court of Charles II’.
After Charles II regained the throne in 1660, Italian artists, musicians, even Catholic priests, descended on London, while its paintings, fabrics and foods were again imported. There was stiff competition with other European nations and native interests. Amongst the eye-witnesses to this tussle were diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn who bring it all vividly to life.
Adrian Le Harivel, Curator of British Art at the National Gallery of Ireland and music historian, explores this lost world, through image and music.
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