Talk:Poetry, painting and Alexander Pope at Richmond upon Thames

Talk, Thu 4 Nov 2021

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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames,

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The eighteenth-century poet, Alexander Pope was a very painterly poet and also much depicted by painters. He was acquainted with artists such as Godfrey Kneller and studied painting with Charles Jervas. His villa in Twickenham was lavishly decorated with portraits, mostly of his wide circle of friends. He also painted pictures in words. Many of his most famous poems, including The Rape of the Lock (1712-14) and The Dunciad (1728-43) are intensely visual. This talk will explore the connections between Pope and painters and present his Epistle to a Lady as a tour of a virtual picture gallery.

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Thu 4 Nov 2021


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Map reference: TQ 180749  Lat: 51.46121 Long: -0.30180

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Tube stations within the borough: Kew Gardens and Richmond
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