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The Arts Society King’s Lynn will be holding its last lecture of 2024 season tomorrow at West Winch Village Hall

An art group will be ending the season with its final talk this week.

The Arts Society Lynn will reach its last talk of the current season tomorrow (Thursday) when members welcome Christopher Garibaldi to speak about ‘George Stubbs – The English Leonardo’.

Many art historians and critics have compared the work of Stubbs to that of Leonardo da Vinci, with one even christening him the ‘Leonardo of Liverpool’ to reflect his humble origins as the son of a Liverpool leatherworker.

West Winch Village Hall
West Winch Village Hall

Stubbs is known for his world-famous ‘Anatomy of the Horse’ published in 1766 – a work that revolutionised the understanding and depiction of equine subjects.

This lecture looks at the life and work of this country’s greatest animal painter, putting Stubbs in the context of British sporting artists of the eighteenth century.

It focuses on his depiction of equestrian subjects such as the National Gallery’s Whistlejacket, but also looks at the broader themes he addressed.

Christopher Garibaldi will be talking at West Winch Village Hall
Christopher Garibaldi will be talking at West Winch Village Hall

Christopher Garibaldi is an independent researcher who has an impressive CV, having served as the director of Palace House and co-director of the Attingham Summer School for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections.

He catalogued the silver in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and other royal residences.

The lecture will take place in West Winch Village Hall, where there is ample free parking available, and starts at 2pm.

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