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Edgar Degas and Diego Martelli

Online (via zoom) Joining details available via the Friends newsletter
  • Thursday 25 February


The French painter Edgar Degas produced some of the finest portraits of the 19th century. Director General, Sir John Leighton, focusses on Degas's mid-career masterpiece, his Portrait of Diego Martelli, a painting that is a witty and affectionate record of the encounter between a French artist and an Italian writer - two very different men, but both independent thinkers and brilliant characters.

This talk will be available from Thursday 25 February via our Friends email newsletter. It is part of a new series of exclusive online talks providing our Friends events programme in a different format. There will be two per month, with each remaining available for two weeks so you can choose when you would like to watch them.

No booking or advance registration is required in order to view these free Friends-only talks. The links to view them will be sent out each fortnight as part of our email newsletter. If you have a Friends membership but do not currently receive our Friends email newsletter, please contact [email protected] to sign up.

Edgar Degas Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896) 1879
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