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International Tennis Art – Swindon’s Vicente do Rêgo Monteiro Tennis of 1928, in context

Thursday, 25 July | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

| £8.00

Professor Ann Sumner will highlight the painting Tennis of 1928 by Vicente do Rego Monteiro (1899 — 1970), held in the collection of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Ann will discuss his famous tennis painting in the context of artists who have been drawn to depict the game of tennis from the 1870s onwards, beginning with  British artists such as John Lavery through to Laura Knight and Eric Ravilious, before exploring European depictions of tennis.  The talk is planned to mark the publication of Routledge’s Handbook of Tennis which considers the culture and politics of this popular sport invented in Britain, which  quickly became popular internationally.  The Swindon painting was selected to be on the cover of this new book.

9781138691933Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors open at 7pm.  Tickets available online and via Swindon MAG on 01793 466556.

Tickets: £6 Friends of SMAG, £8 non-Friends

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Date:
Thursday, 25 July
Time:
7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Cost:
£8.00
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