The Wonders of Tulipmania - talk by Anne Harbers

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The Wonders of Tulipmania - talk by Anne Harbers

Time: February 17, 2020 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Barry O'Keefe Library
Street: 605 Military Road
City/Town: Mosman NSW Sydney
Website or Map: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov…
Phone: 99784091
Event Type: author, morning
Organized By: The Library
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2020

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Beautiful, intensely coloured exotic flowers, exquisite illustrations by Judith Leyster and high financial speculations all enter the amazing 1630s story of the economic frenzy of buying tulip bulbs that engulfed the Dutch Golden Age. When has a flower bulb ever cost more that a house?

This illustrated lecture explores the reasons for Tulipmania and some art of the 17th century Dutch Golden Age.

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