THE EXECUTION OF LADY GREY BY PAUL DELAROCHE
A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN BANN AND CHRISTOPHER RIOPELLE
MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2023
Moretti Fine Art is delighted to announce the exhibition The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, a preparatory oil sketch rediscovered, running from Friday, 1st to Friday, 22th December 2023 in the gallery's London venue. A newly rediscovered oil sketch by Paul Delaroche will be displayed, which can be seen as a fascinating token of his working procedure during the creation of one of the most celebrated paintings in London's National Gallery, The Execution of Lady Jane Grey.
The gallery will participate in the 2023 winter edition of London Art Week, and, in addition to marking the event, it will host a talk on 4th December at 17.30 during the opening event in collaboration with The Burlington Magazine. Stephen Bann CBE, FBA, the Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol, will be in conversation with Christopher Riopelle, The Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings at The National Gallery. This talk is intended to explore Paul Delaroche's oeuvre and the significant role that the exhibited oil sketch played in the realisation of his major work based on the remarkable historical event.
Due to limited space, advanced booking is required.
Stephen Bann, CBE, FBA, is the Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol. He attended Winchester College and King's College, Cambridge, attaining his PhD in 1967. He was subsequently appointed Professor of Modern Cultural Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury and later appointed to the Chair of History of Art at Bristol in 2000. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1998 and named a CBE in 2004. Stephen Bann's research broadly covers issues relating to the representations of history and the dissemination of print images, with a particular emphasis on France in the nineteenth century. His work has been widely influential in both these areas, and since 2000, he has held visiting fellowships and appointments at some of the most prominent Research Institutes in Europe and America. Since 2008, he has also served as a guest curator for major exhibitions at the National Gallery, London, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon. Having published throughout his career as a critic and historian of modern art, he continues to be active in writing on the work of a number of contemporary artists.
Christopher Riopelle is The Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings at The National Gallery. Christopher Riopelle's journey to becoming the Neil Westreich Curator of Post-1800 Paintings at the National Gallery in London is a tapestry of unexpected turns and serendipitous opportunities. Canadian by birth, Riopelle's initial academic pursuits in journalism at the University of Ottawa were augmented by the allure of the Art History department's travel offerings. An eye-opening summer internship at the National Gallery of Canada pivoted his path towards the fusion of journalism and architecture, culminating in a graduate dissertation on eighteenth-century architecture in New York City. Here, Myron Laskin, a former curator at the National Gallery of Canada, extended an invitation to steer Riopelle to the Getty Institute in Los Angeles. Following this, he eventually moved back to the East Coast, specifically to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where his curatorship skills in nineteenth and early twentieth-century art were honed amid the institution's vibrant cultural tapestry. However, after six transformative years spent there, he finally joined the National Gallery in London, the place he reveres as the "mother of us all".
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Moretti Fine Art is delighted to announce the exhibition the execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, a preparatory oil sketch rediscovered. The gallery will anew participate in the 2023 Winter edition of London Art Week, and, in concomitance with the occasion, the exposition will be open on Friday, 1st December, in the gallery's London venue. A newly rediscovered oil sketch by Paul Delaroche will be displayed, which can be seen as a fascinating token of his working procedure during the creation of one of the most celebrated paintings in london's national gallery, the execution of Lady Jane Grey
THE EXECUTION OF LADY JANE GREY BY PAUL DELAROCHE. A PREPARATORY OIL SKETCH REDISCOVERED runs from 1 - 22 December at Moretti Fine Art, 13 Duke Street, St. James's London, SW1Y 6DB, (Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm).
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