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'John Henry Lorimer & Kellie Castle' - lecture by Antonia Laurence-Allen

Recording 1 (of 2) from the Lorimer Society Annual Lectures 2020, via Zoom on 24 October 2020.


Looking closely at JHL’s paintings, it is clear that he opted for an artistic re-interpretation of Kellie Castle using doors and windows, ceilings and fittings to suit his compositions, which tend to be idyllic views of a time caught in aspic. This talk looks at why that might be and how Kellie framed JHL’s career.


Antonia Laurence-Allen is the National Trust for Scotland’s Regional Curator for Edinburgh and East. As well as Kellie Castle, she looks after the interiors and collections at a range of properties, from the Palace at Falkland to a merchant house at Culross. Antonia has a PhD in the History of Photography and MA/MLitt/BA in the history and theory of art. She has worked as a curator, educator and interpretation manager in North America, Canada and Scotland.

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