Event No. 20: “Art & the Train” Talk by Paul Atterbury

Date(s) - 21 November, 2019
2:30 pm

Rain, Steam and Speed by JMW Turner

Rain, Steam and Speed by JMW Turner


Britain’s railway network was developed at extraordinary speed during the Victorian period, and so the impact on Britain’s social and economic life was considerable. People who hitherto had rarely left their village were suddenly able to travel all around the country. Equally notable was the response from artists, with many responding to the excitement of the train in the landscape, as well as the changes in social habits and behaviour that the railway brought in its wake. There was a similar response in other countries, especially from the French Impressionist painters. Later, at the end of the century, another type of railway art appeared, namely the colourful travel poster, and these, often by famous artists and designers, became the popular face of the railways from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Paul is an antiques expert, probably best-known for his many appearances on the BBC’s “Antiques Roadshow”. He specialises in the art, architecture, design and decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries.


St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW (parking is available at the rear of the Church)
Bus service No.10 from Dorchester stops at the Spa Hotel in Weymouth – a short walk from St Aldhelm’s Church Centre

Time: 14:30 pm

Cost: Members £3.00 Non-NTSDA members £4.00

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St Aldhelm's Centre
Spa Road

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