Detail from Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), 'Self-portrait', c.1845
Detail from Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), 'Self-portrait', c.1845. © National Gallery of IrelandCredit

Study morning

Frederic William Burton's Life Defined by Art

13 January 10.00 - 13.30

Location
Lecture Theatre
Admission

€20 (€15 concession) 

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Sir Frederic William Burton’s extraordinary life saw him emerge as one of the most significant Irish cultural figures of the nineteenth century. His artistic career in Ireland, Germany and England encompassed over forty years (1832-1874), while his professional career, defined by his role as director of the National Gallery, London, spanned twenty years (1874-1894). The panel of distinguished speakers at this study morning will uncover fascinating aspects of Burton’s career.

10.00

Introduction

Dr Marie Bourke, curator of Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art

10.10

The King of Bavaria's nineteenth-century art treasures in Munich

Dr Herbert Rott, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

10.40

The influence of the Pre-Raphaelites and John Ruskin

Professor Christiana Payne, Oxford Brookes University  

11.15

Coffee in the Courtyard

11.35

Charles Fairfax Murray and the National Gallery in London under Burton's directorship 

Dr Paul Stephen Tucker, University of Florence

12.05

Burton’s contribution to the collections of the National Gallery, London

Sir Nicholas Penny, former director, National Gallery, London

12.40

Discussion

Chaired by Professor Fintan Cullen, University of Nottingham

13.30

Conclusion