• The Arts Society Penang
  • The Arts Society Penang

CLARA, RHINO SUPERSTAR AND WONDER OF THE GRAND TOUR

rhino clock
Clive Stewart Lockhart
Wednesday 18 July 2018. 7.30pm at 9ine, 9 Jalan Kek Chuan, George Town

Brought up as a house pet from a young age by a Director of the Dutch East India Company in India, Clara was shipped to Holland in 1741 and spent nearly 20 years touring Europe as one of the wonders of the age. She visited all the major Courts of Europe including to King Louis XV of France, dying in A pub in the east end of London in 1758.  She was recorded in paintings, prints, porcelain, bronze, clocks and even hair styles. This talk explores the charming story of this magnificent beast, only the fifth rhino to be seen in Europe, through contemporary records and works of art.

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Clive Stewart-Lockhart studied on the Sotheby's Works of Art course and has now been working in the fine art world for 40 years. Managing Director of Woolley and Wallis, the UK's leading regional auctioneers, in Salisbury, and has been a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. Has also lectured on cruise ships as well as for many other groups, and recently published a major article in the Journal of the Decorative Arts Society on Betty Joel.

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Please book the lectures by calling any of the following committee members:

Robert Newton – 014 258 6318

Cheryl Fankhauser – 016 995 3214 

Sandie Lenton – 016 555 1950

 

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