Colt Hoare and his Illustrations of the Monmouthshire Tour

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Colt Hoare and his Illustrations of the Monmouthshire Tour

Time: April 8, 2014 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Location: Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Street: John Frost Square
City/Town: Newport NP20 1PA
Website or Map: https://maps.google.co.uk/map…
Event Type: talk, lecture, museum, art
Organized By: Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2014

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A talk by award winning playwright Julian Mitchell.

Artist and antiquarian, Richard Colt Hoare of Stourhead accompanied Archdeacon William Coxe on his travels in Monmouthshire in 1798, the account of which was published in 1801. Colt Hoare made a large number of drawings of the places he visited with Coxe, and some of these were engraved and included in the book, though many were not and have hardly ever been seen. Julian Mitchell will be discussing and showing some of Colt Hoare’s published and unpublished Monmouthshire work, and will compare it with the aquatints made by John Gardner for David Williams’ Monmouthshire, published in 1796. He will also be asking why two illustrated books on Monmouthshire were produced so close together, and hopefully provide an answer.

Julian Mitchell is an award winning playwright (Another Country) and  writer who lives in the Wye Valley. In 2010 he curated ‘The Wye Tour and its Artists’ at Chepstow Museum.

Further information and how to join the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery can be found at www.fonmag.org.uk/

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