The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

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New Research Spotlight on Emma Novello by UBP Fellow Rebecca Wade

This online Research Spotlight provides a new resource on the portrait of the politician Richard Cobden by the artist Emma Aloysia Novello. Painted in Paris in 1861, the portrait materialises the alliance between Cobden and the Novello family that contributed to the Paper Duty Repeal Bill; part of the ultimately successful campaign against ‘Taxes on Knowledge’. […]

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The Wallace Collection’s Miniatures Explored

In this talk, Dr Lucy Davis explores in greater depth the miniatures at the Wallace Collection, which were collected by the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. She discusses highlights and less well-known examples from the collection, focussing particularly but not exclusively on the British miniatures. She explores the different techniques and materials used by […]

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SELF: Ruth Borchard Collection, exhibition and online tour

House of Manannan, Peel, Isle of Man, until 14 March 2021 A striking and thought-provoking collection of one hundred self-portraits of 20th Century British and Irish artists. Collected between 1958 and 1971 by Ruth Borchard, an ex-internee in Rushen Camp during WW2. View the exhibition launch and tour here >>

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New digitised resource for study of Methodist heritage

News from Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, December 2019 Methodist Portrait Prints provides access to over 2,000 historic portraits dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. These images chart developments in engraving techniques, to the advent of photography, and beyond. This project draws from the collections of the Wesley Historical Society, and […]

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National Portrait Gallery’s new Fashion Plates Collection

A new online resource to assist portrait and dress research has been created on the National Portrait Gallery website, utilizing the Gallery’s collection of engraved and hand-coloured fashion plates. One hundred years of mostly women’s fashions from 1770 to 1869 can now be explored by date, by garments, or by the magazine in which the […]

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