From Titian to Canaletto: Venetian Art at The Wallace Collection

Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th April 11am-1pm

In this three-day course we explore the history and enduring appeal of La Serenissima or "the Most Serene" Venetian Republic through a study of paintings in the Wallace Collection, from Titian's great mythologies and Canaletto's vedute to portraits by Rosalba Carriera and images of the city produced by foreign visitors such as Richard Parkes Bonington. The course will be led by Wallace Collection lecturer Siân Walters.

The course comprises three livestreamed lectures which will be given at 11.00am BST (British Summer Time).  Tune in from anywhere in the world to watch – you will then be sent a link to the recorded lecture which can be accessed for up to 24 hours afterwards. Each session will last approximately 2 hours with a short break and a question/answer session. Students will be provided with comprehensive hand-outs and a suggested reading list/online resources before the course begins - these will be sent by email. 

Participant numbers for 3-day courses will be limited to allow for extended discussion. Those wishing to use the microphone/webcam function can appear in the lecture to ask their questions. There will also be a virtual "coffee break" where thosing wishing to use this function can chat informally and see one another.



Further Information


1. Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button on the right hand side now, fill in the online booking form and pay online. Please use a UK account/card (if you are paying using a non-UK account/card please email us to arrange alternative payment methods). You will be notified by email once your booking has been accepted

2. Download ZOOM once you have booked - please read the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully. 

3. You will receive registration/log-in details at least 24 hours before the event. Please do read the instructions in the downloadable attachment (see bullet point 2) as these will guide you through how to access the course.

4. Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You will be contacted after the lecture has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recorded lecture, for up to 24 hours afterwards.

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recorded lecture link.

Contact me if you would like to try out Zoom - I will be running 15 minute live, test sessions on Monday mornings in April and May at 10.30am B.S.T. (GMT+1) for those who are new to Zoom

Image - Canaletto, Venice: the Bacino di San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore © The Wallace Collection, London

I have been so impressed by your lectures. They are so scholarly and also so entertaining - it's wonderful not to have to go up to London for a course as good as this”

Mrs Joan Morris

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  • Online, live lecture
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Explore the Wallace Collection with one of their specialist lecturers
  • Limited participants
  • Hand-outs and reading lists included


  • Price: £60.00
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Siân Walters


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If you have any questions regarding the course or booking please send us an email or
call on +44 (0)1932 267322

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