BRLSI Art & Design History & Culture The Shell

Date Description
13 November 2017

13th November

Visitors £4 Members/Students £2


Dr Gerald & Margaret Hull BRLSI members

The iconic image of the scallop has been used throughout history and is a key motif for William Kent, Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale. In eighteenth century Jardin Anglais, the decoration and iconography found in shell houses and grottoes developed from the interior décor, often cocaille and rocaille, of the main house. Today, a growing number of shell artists, conservators and restorers, have elevated the shell into a richly evocative art form.
Gerald and Margaret Hull have visited over a hundred locations throughout the British Isles and Mediterranean to bring us this sumptuously illustrated lecture.