Envisioning Landscape: Sight-Site in the Virginia Watercolors of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

This lecture will introduce several innovative visual and spatial techniques developed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in his representations of the American landscape. In images of the rivers, rocks, buildings, and plantations of Virginia, Latrobe assessed his immigrant condition, meditated on human history, and imagined visions of the future. Latrobe’s sketchbooks at the Maryland Historical Society are recognized as one of the most significant collections of realistic representations of the American landscape prior to the Hudson River School. This research places them in the context of the international avant garde, asserting the significance of Latrobe oeuvre in the transatlantic world of art on the cusp of the nineteenth century.

Francis Scott Key Lecture Series

6:00 PM Cocktails, 6:30-7:30 PM Lecture, 7:30-8:30 PM Reception

$50/lecture; $225/individual series; $350/couple series

Envisioning Landscape: Sight/Site in the Virginia Watercolors of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Presented by Julia A. Sienkewicz, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Art History at Duquesne University

This lecture will introduce several innovative visual and spatial techniques developed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in his representations of the American landscape. In images of the rivers, rocks, buildings, and plantations of Virginia, Latrobe assessed his immigrant condition, meditated on human history, and imagined visions of the future. Latrobe’s sketchbooks at the Maryland Historical Society are recognized as one of the most significant collections of realistic representations of the American landscape prior to the Hudson River School. This research places them in the context of the international avant garde, asserting the significance of Latrobe oeuvre in the transatlantic world of art on the cusp of the nineteenth century.

October 5, 2017 6:30 PM
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Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
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Event Fee(s)
Lecture ticket $ 50.00
Individual series ticket $ 225.00
Couple series ticket $ 350.00
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