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The Grand Tour - Perils and Pleasures James Bolton Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Grand Tour was a largely eighteenth century phenomenon, akin to the Gap Year of today, which reached the height of popularity in the years between 1715 and 1789. This lecture follows the progress of a Grand Tourist through Europe, largely through contemporary paintings, gives examples of some of the souvenirs they returned with and tells of some of the difficulties facing the intrepid traveller in the pre-railway age. 

James Bolton

Inchbald School of Design 1990 (Dip ISD). Head Gardener, Old Rectory Farnborough 1990-92. Faculty Director, Design History, Inchbald School of Design. Garden Designer 1992-. 'Garden Mania', a book on garden ornaments, published in 2000.