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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
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Exhibition and call for papers: ‘Power Couples. The Pendant Format in Art’

Charles Rothschild (1877-1923), banker and entomologist, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer oil on canvas, 1908 © National Portrait Gallery, London
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Call for Papers: Goldsmiths and Bankers as Collectors

Abbess Etheldreda Mannock, 11th abbess (1762-73) of the English Benedictine nuns of Brussels (1599-1794) by an unknown artist. © Trustees of Douai Abbey
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Portrait collections at Douai Benedictine Abbey and Englefield House, Berkshire, 1 July 2019