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Welcome to all Icon members from the Committee of the Icon Paintings Group. We have a regular programme of conferences and meetings spread throughout the year to which all members of Icon and the wider public are warmly invited.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Rica Jones - Painting Conservator

Ramsay's Technique in Context and Perspective

Allan Ramsay took London's art world by storm when he set up his painting practice in Covent Garden in the late 1730s and his work remained fashionable for the next two decades. One aspect of his portraiture was much commented on - he painted the faces in shades of red before applying the more naturalistic flesh tones. This paper was first written for the catalogue of the exhibition 'Allan Ramsay: Portraits of the Enlightenment' at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow (October2013 to January 2014). The author will illustrate this feature of Ramsay's work, examine its significance to Ramsay and place it in the context of the times.

Rica Jones trained as an art historian before studying the conservation of paintings. Until 2012 she worked as a conservator at the Tate Gallery and published extensively on techniques of painting in Britain from the 16th through the 18th centuries. She continues to work in both fields in the private sector.

Venue: In the Grand Robing Room at Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AZ. Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube Stations.

Doors open at 6pm. Talk 6.30pm – 8pm

Tickets: ICON members:  £10, non- members: £15. Students £5 (student card required to be shown on the door)

Free wine and cheese inc. in price of ticket.

Please register by sending your name and stating if you are an ICON member. Your name must be on the security list no later than Monday, 14th April 2014.

RSVP Clare Finn +44 20 7937 1895 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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