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Souvenirs of the Grand Tour
Souvenirs of the Grand Tour brings together art & objects collected during the 17th – 19th century educational tradition known as the Grand Tour, as well as modern & contemporary scenes of locations that would have been typical stops along the way.
From the 17th to 19th century, wealthy young European men embarked on lengthy travels around the Continent to round out their education. These travels, known as the Grand Tour, emphasized Classical arts and architecture, languages, history, literature, and philosophy, through trips that could last anywhere from several months to several years. Grand tourists were typically upper-class Englishmen, and though there was no set itinerary, treks usually involved sojourns throughout France,View more
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