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King Edward VII (1841-1910), When Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1846, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Call for Papers: Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud

Self-portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, oil on canvas, circa 1759 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Portraiture and Biography conference, 29 to 30 November 2018

View of the Green Closet at Ham House, Surrey ©National Trust Images/John Hammond

Ham House study day, 20 November 2018

Portrait of a young man as a shepherd (portrait of Abraham Cowley) Peter Lely (1618-1680), oil on canvas, 91.4 x 75.6 cm, The Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (DPG563/1911) © By Permission of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.

Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill exhibition 20 October 2018 to 24 February 2019