Johan Zoffany and ‘The Sayer Family’ – talk 19 January


Monday 19 January:  “Johan Zoffany RA and ‘The Sayer Family’ – a masterpiece of conversation”. 

Local writer and historian David Wilson FSA introduces his ground-breaking new book about a leading Richmond family of the latter 18th century.  He tells their story through one of the finest ‘conversation pieces’ by the great Georgian painter Johan Zoffany.  This is a story of artistic supremacy and commercial success, family dynasty, topographical and architectural splendour, and two British kings.  Signed copies at a special price.

6.45 for 7.15pm at Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane,

Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited. 

Organised by Friends of Durning Library.

For further information on David Wilson, his book and a review of it  see


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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