Tate Britain Highlights Tour (free)
Meeting point by signpost at top of stairs inside Manton Street entrance (level 2)
The guide for our tour is Carpe Diem member, Jennifer, an offical Tate Guide. However as members of the public can also join this tour, it must start promptly at 11am. If you are late you may be able to catch up with the group inside the gallery.
Starting with the oldest Tudor paintings housed in Tate Britain by little known British artists, we will highlight some of the key artists who influenced the course of artistic development in Britain. These include William Hogarth, famous for his satire paintings; the neoclassical and academically trained Sir Joshua Reynolds, who became the first president of the Royal Academy; the romantic, fluid and expressive work of his rival Thomas Gainsborough, Victorian story telling and moralizing paintings, and the influence of James Abbott McNeil Whistler and John Singer Sargent, who first brought Impressionism across the English Channel.
Suggest that after the tour you spend a further 45 mins enjoying the galleries then meet Julia in the nearby Morpeth Arms (at tables outside if weather is good) It is on the same side as Tate Britain, towards Vauxhall Bridge - about three mins walk.