This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

This hour-long lecture will focus on a few especially powerful examples of eighteenth-century British art to explore the ways in which artist dealt with, and depicted, the subject of courage.


The Suffering Soldier: Depictions of courage in 18th-century British art
12.30pm - 2.00pm 
FREE (but ticketed) - Book online

Professor Hallett, a leading authority on art in the Georgian period, will concentrate in particular on images of the heroic, tragic and pitiful soldier, produced by artists as varied as John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West and Joseph Wright of Derby. Doing so will reveal the very different ways in which courage could be conceptualised and represented during a century in which Britain was regularly at war. 

In addition, the doors of the Centre will be open offering the opportunity to view the current Drawing Room Display and register to use the Centre's Archive and Library Collections.

Tickets are available via the Paul Mellon Centre's website & via Eventbrite

Book your ticket


The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
16 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3JA

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

See more London History Day events

Graphic silhouette of Big Ben represented in green red and blue. Text reads: London History Day
Was this page helpful?