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Portrait of a Gentleman and Portrait of a Lady by Barthel Bruyn the younger (c.1530-1607/10), oil on panel, c.1555-65 © Utah Museum of Fine Arts - All rights reserved

Exhibition ‘Power Couples. The Pendant Format in Art’ until 8 December 2019

Richard Hilliard by Nicholas Hilliard, 1576/77, watercolour on vellum laid onto plain card © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2019

Conference: Goldsmiths & Bankers as Collectors, 28 October 2019, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

Fanny Fillipi Dowson by Philip Connard RA, c.1925 © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Annual Seminar, 13 November 2019