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Society of Dilettanti (London, England)

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View Resource The Society of Dilettanti

Founded in a London dining club in 1734, the Society of Dilettanti consisted of British noblemen and gentlemen who had traveled in Italy and Greece seeking cultural enrichment and who appreciated and collected ancient Greek and Roman art. This exhibition at the Getty Villa features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and rare books related to these bon vivants. One of the group's frequent toasts,...

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/dilettanti/