Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Taking of Christ, 1602. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin who acknowledge the kind generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

Collecting Caravaggesque Paintings in Britain

  • Our Friends | Lecture or talk
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (Please enter via the back door of the Academy building)
  • Wednesday 28 June, 6:30-8:30pm.
  • £12 for Our Friends
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To tie in with the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition, this talk from Aidan Weston-Lewis, Chief Curator at the Scottish National Gallery, will examine the changing taste for Caravaggesque pictures among British collectors over the centuries. It will focus initially on the Stuart court of Charles I, where the mania for picture collecting extended to major works by Caravaggio himself and by a number of talented followers, such as Manfredi, Gentileschi and Honthorst. The emphasis will then shift to the early 19th century, which saw the arrival of the only significant group of Caravaggesque paintings ever to have come to Scotland.