William Sterling

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The Queen’s House Greenwich

This tour was devised for a course entitled “Gods and Heroes: the influence of the Classical World on art in the C17th & C18th” at the Queen’s House in 2017 as the Queen’s House itself is the first neo-classical building in Britain and many of the objects displayed in it demonstrate the influence of the… Read more »

This tag: Modern history

The Modern European Galleries at the British Museum

The Mediaeval European collection in the museum holds some of the most famous objects found in this country including the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo ship Burial.  These tend to overshadow their later European companions but many of these objects are as interesting and important to the history of our continent.  This virtual tour… Read more »

This tag: Modern history

Gods and Heroes: The Influence of the Classical World on Art in the C17th and C18th

Ever since the Renaissance artists in Western Europe had been discovering the beauty and majesty of statues and other works of art from the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome. In the late 17th century this meant kings and military figures would often be portrayed in Roman military costume or as Mars the god of… Read more »