The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian



Making History: Antiquaries in Britain, 1707–2007

This exhibition at the Royal Academy explores the work and achievement of the Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of London since its foundation in the early eighteenth century to the present day.

Organised by the Royal Academy of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of London to celebrate the Society's tercentenary, the exhibition showcases treasures from Britain's oldest Learned Society concerned with the study of the past and is complemented by works from national and regional museums.

It features works of art, antiquities and manuscripts of unique historical importance, such as a processional cross of King Richard III and his defeated Yorkist army recovered from the battlefield of Bosworth (1485). Also on show will be the earliest known medieval manuscript illustrations of Stonehenge, as well as drawings and paintings of this and other historic sites and monuments by great artists such as Constable, Turner, Girtin and Blake.

A selection from the Society's extraordinary collection of early English royal portraits from Henry VI to Mary Tudor will be displayed together in public for the first time.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
26th September 2007ce
Edited 26th September 2007ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment