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Isabella, Duchess of Manchester, by Andrea Soldi, 1738. Courtesy of Whitfield Fine Art
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Exhibition: Ladies of Quality & Distinction, The Foundling Museum, London

Day and evening dresses, 1869, probably after Héloise Leloir (née Colin), hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1869. © National Portrait Gallery, London (ref. D48042)
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National Portrait Gallery’s new Fashion Plates Collection

National Trust conservator Mark Searle touching up an 18th-century frame with watercolours in the new conservation studio at Knole, Kent © National Trust Images/James Dobson
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Annual Seminar 2018

Self-portrait by Isaac Oliver, watercolour on vellum, c.1590 © National Portrait Gallery, London
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Call for Papers: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context