Lecture or talk Adults

Fashioning the Architect’s Image in the 18th Century

  • Tuesday 7 May, 12.45-1.15pm


In this lunchtime talk, Dr Lucinda Lax, Senior Curator at the Portrait Gallery, will discuss Antonio Zucchi’s portrait of the 18th-century Scottish architect James Adam, showing how Adam and Zucchi worked together to create this glamorous image of the fashionable young architect.

James Tassie Robert Adam, 1728 - 1792. Architect 1792
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