painting by William Blake

William Blake,The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with Sun, 1805

Dr Susan Owens MA PhD

Upper Brown Street Theatre
16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE

£7 (non LDFAS members - pay on the door)

The Ancients (also known as the Shoreham Ancients), were a group of young English artists and others who were brought together around 1824 by their attraction to archaism in art and admiration for the work of William Blake (1757-1827), who was a generation or two older than the group. The core members of the Ancients were Samuel Palmer, George Richmond, and Edward Calvert. Except for Palmer, the central members who were artists were all students at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out LDFAS membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.