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Self-portrait by Edward Collier, oil on canvas, 1683 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Call for Papers: Portraits & Poses: Representations of Female Intellectual Authority, Agency and Authorship in Early Modern and Enlightenment Europe

Annual Conference of the Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018 Conference: March 2019 This conference seeks to address the various modes and strategies through which female intellectuals (authors, scientists, educators, and others) sought to negotiate and legitimize their authority in Early Modern and Enlightenment Europe (1600-1800). The 17th and 18th […]

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Conference: Charles I: King and Collector, 12 April 2018

Co-organised by the Royal Academy and the Paul Mellon Centre to coincide with the exhibition Charles I: King and Collector (Royal Academy of Arts, 27 Jan – 15 April 2018), organised by the Royal Academy in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust. During his reign, King Charles I (1600-1649) assembled one of the most extraordinary […]

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Glamorous portrait of Lady Rocksavage purchased by Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Press release announcement from The Grosvenor Museum, Chester, 21 April 2017:   A glamorous portrait of one of Cheshire’s most interesting 20th-century aristocrats has gone on display at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum. The portrait of Sybil, Countess of Rocksavage, later Marchioness of Cholmondeley, was painted by Charles Sims in 1922. The painting was purchased with support […]

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James Gillray: Caricaturist

James Gillray (1756-1815) was one of the greatest caricaturist of the 18th century. From around 1775 until 1810, he produced nearly 1,000 prints—including brilliantly finished portrait caricatures of the rich, famous, or frivolous, wonderfully comic caricatures of people being awkward, and unquestionably the best satiric caricatures of British political and social life in the age […]

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New: The Garrick Club collections online

The Garrick Club in London holds a remarkable collection of art works representing the history of the theatre, much of which is displayed throughout the building. There are over 1,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures, a fascinating selection of theatrical memorabilia, and thousands of prints.   The new Collections Online Catalogue has just been launched, and […]

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Profiles of the Past: 250 years of British portrait silhouette history

The Profiles of the Past initiative is focused on British portrait silhouette history, a story that developed over the last 250 years and which is still an intriguing part of life today.   The project is being developed by The Brunswick Town Charitable Trust and The Regency Town House Heritage Centre, in co-operation with members […]

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