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11 December 2018How to be Good - Story-Telling and Morality in Victorian Paintings
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How to be Good - Story-Telling and Morality in Victorian Paintings Jo Walton Tuesday 11 December 2018

Image: Work, by Ford Madox Brown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

t the Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW. Meet at 7pm for coffee/tea/wine and conversation. The talk starts at 7.30pm and ends at about 9pm.

The Victorians expected all things to have a purpose and a moral message, and  their successful painters obliged – cads, bounders and fallen women jostle with gamblers, philosophers and honest workmen in their wonderfully detailed canvasses.