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The Grand Tour

Uno Langmann Gallery
Vancouver BC thru Jun 30, 2005

August Bouvard/Marc Aldine (1882-1956) - Views of Venice
August Bouvard/Marc Aldine (1882-1956), Views of Venice , oil on canvas [Uno Langmann Gallery, Vancouver BC, through Jun 30]


Uno Langmann Limited presents “The Grand Tour”, an exhibition of paintings primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries. These paintings show the landscapes that those traveling the Grand Tour would have experienced and also provide examples of the types of artwork that were collected by travelers as mementos of their journeys.

August Bouvard/Marc Aldine (1882-1956) - Views of Venice
August Bouvard/Marc Aldine (1882-1956), Views of Venice , oil on canvas [Uno Langmann Gallery, Vancouver BC, through Jun 30]


In the 18th and 19th Centuries, travel through Europe – called the “Grand Tour” – was a required form of educational refinement for the young and wealthy British upper class. These sons of aristocrats would tour European cities considered the major centers of culture at the time. By the second half of the 19th century, women had joined in the Grand Tour. The “Tourists”, as they were known, spent a few months to a few years studying, sightseeing and looking at museum collections of natural history and antiquities. Italy was the primary destination, with travels across France and Germany. The more ambitious studied classical art and purchased souvenirs of ruins and etchings. Upon their return to England, Tourists assumed the responsibilities of aristocrats.

Giovanni Battista Piranese (1720-1778) - View of the Arch of Septimius Severus
Giovanni Battista Piranese (1720-1778), View of the Arch of Septimius Severus (1772), etching [Uno Langmann Gallery, Vancouver BC, through Jun 30]


This exhibition showcases paintings from France, Italy and Germany by such well known artists as Auguste Bouvard, Felix Francoise Ziem, Fritz Halberg-Krauss, Anton Doll, Hippolyte Camille Delpy, Alfred Pollentine and prints by Giovanni Battista Piranese.

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 Sun, Jun 12, 2005