The Wallace Collection’s Miniatures Explored

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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 miniature painters over the centuries, and the range of subject matter represented in our collection. Also discussed is the original function of these miniatures. Why did women often become specialists in miniature painting? She examines more closely the fascinating personalities of the artists who contributed to this great art form.
Watch the full talk, recorded from the live stream on the 19th January, via the link above. Further ‘Meet the Expert’ talks are held regularly at The Wallace Collection, most which are available to watch on their youtube.

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