"That was due to Crabtree's expertise and flair during a wine tasting that lasted until sunrise, and that is still remembered in the neighbouring town of 'Vila Real´as the "Night of the Englishman', that Don José Mateus first realised the potential of his Estate's Rosés as suitable for the English palate"

Santos, Bartolomeu dos, 'Joseph Crabtree and the Caliph of Fonthill', 1985, in The Crabtree Orations (1954-1984), ed. Brian Bennett & Negley Harte, The Crabtree Foundation, London, 1997


A Tribute to Bartolomeu dos Santos

Dates: 3.6.2009 to 22.12.2009.

This exhibition shows a selection of the prints of Bartolomeu dos Santos (1931-2008) to commemorate his long association with the Slade and UCL as a student in the 1950s and as a teacher and Professor of Printmaking from the 1960s until his retirement in 1996. It will include early nudes, still-lifes and cityscapes made as a Slade student in the 1950s, and a series of spectacular imaginary architectural constructions from the 1970s inspired by the work of Piranesi and Jorge Luis Borges. More light-hearted works include menus and invitations to Slade parties from the 1990s.