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Isabella, Duchess of Manchester, by Andrea Soldi, 1738. Courtesy of Whitfield Fine Art

Exhibition: Ladies of Quality & Distinction, The Foundling Museum, London

Self-portrait by Isaac Oliver, watercolour on vellum, c.1590 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Call for Papers: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

John, Cecil and Everard Baring by James Sant (1872) © The Baring Archive Ltd.

Online exhibitions: Portraits from the Baring Archive