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William Gilpin Study Day

August 14, 2024
10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ticket price £20.00 / £15.00 Painshill Members

Ticket price includes tea/coffee and a sandwich lunch.

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2024 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of William Gilpin (1724-1804) and to celebrate this anniversary, Painshill will display his sketches in the landscape.

To coincide with this trail, the study day will look at Gilpin’s life and theories in relation to his visual and written accounts of Painshill.

Gilpin visited Painshill for the second time on 14 August 1772 and documented his visit by sketching and making notes. 252 years later, join us to look at his original sketchbook of Painshill and learn more about him.

Overview of the day:

10.30am
Arrival tea & coffee

11am
William Gilpin and Painshill by Michael Symes, Garden Historian and historical consultant to Painshill

12pm
Display of Gilpin’s Painshill Notebook, as well as other resources and general discussion with Julian Pooley, Public Services and Engagement Manager at Surrey History Centre

1pm
Sandwich lunch with tea & coffee

2pm
Guided walking tour of Painshill with Cherrill Sands, Garden Historian

Painshill reserves the right to amend or change the above event details.

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