ANTHONY SMERDON will be presenting a collection of finely crafted models all inspired by classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The Grand Tours were undertaken by Europeans during the 18th and 19th centuries in order to immerse themselves in the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The purchase of objects and sculptures was an essential part of the Tour, and on return they were placed into libraries, drawing rooms and galleries, giving the grand tourist a memoir of their cultural experiences.

“In my sculptures I hope to evoke the memories of classical and architectural beauty. These architectural forms inspire the feelings of wonder, curiosity and intrigue of the Grand Tour.”

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