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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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Weston Park & Woburn Abbey : A Family Connection, by Victoria Poulton

During the recent Understanding British Portraits Study Day at Weston Park, we were expertly guided through the collection by Gareth Williams, Curator & Head of Learning, and Sally Goodsir, who has undertaken a thorough analysis of the provenance and hang of the pictures. Working on a similar project at Woburn Abbey, it was exciting to […]

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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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