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Taster talk: Mary Moser RA


● Cancelled

Thursday 19 March 2020
2 — 2.15pm

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Mary Moser RA, Summer (detail), ca. 1780.

Oil on Canvas. 63.5 cm x 53.3 mm. Royal Academy of Arts.

Drop in for a free 15-minute talk to unearth the hidden stories of the Royal Academy.

Join us to discuss the works of Mary Moser RA (1744-1819), one of only two female artists who were Founder members of the Royal Academy. She was also the youngest Founder member, aged just 24.

Moser was strongly influenced by 17th-century Dutch flower painting, but her depictions of floral bouquets were for decorative effect rather than holding symbolic meanings. Famed for her flower paintings and highly regarded by her contemporaries, Moser’s works were in great demand among in wealthy circles. She received royal patronage throughout her life, including being drawing mistress to Princess Elizabeth (daughter of George III) and producing the decorative scheme for Queen Charlotte’s new country retreat at Frogmore.

In this series of taster talks, encounter the stories behind the RA’s remarkable Collection and buildings from the RA staff’s insider perspective. Taster talks take place at 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Taster talks are free and last 15 minutes. Ask a member of the team on site for further information.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Thursday 19 March 2020

2 — 2.15pm

The Collections Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens

Free, no booking required