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

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The Lost Portrait of Charles Dickens at 48 Doughty Street by Louisa Price

Following a successful fundraising campaign, the Charles Dickens Museum has raised £180,000 to acquire a ‘lost portrait’ of Charles Dickens, painted by Margaret Gillies in 1843 when the author was only 31 years old. We are now preparing to put this small, striking portrait on display in the museum, which is based in 48 Doughty […]

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Nuns at Douai and Coughton by Dr Mary Addyman

In my job, time to reflect and slow down can be hard to come by, and so the opportunity to spend the day thinking and learning about Catholic portraiture with a coterie of UBP delegates was one not to be missed. I work as the House Steward at Coughton Court in Warwickshire, a National Trust […]

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Exhibition ‘Power Couples. The Pendant Format in Art’ until 8 December 2019

Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah Exhibition: 11 July to 8 December 2019 Symposium 8 October 2019 Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art considers how two interdependent works, called pendants, convey meaning. The study of this popular portrait format reveals a variety of artistic strategies at play – desires to communicate social […]

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