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Lecture on likeness and authenticity in Tudor portraits

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-a>
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
"'When you see me you know me': Likeness and authenticity in the
    portraits of the Tudor dynasty:  Copying and replication in
    Renaissance Britain"
A talk by Charlotte Bolland, Exhibition Project Curator, 16th
    century, National Portrait Gallery
Grand Robing Room at Freemason's Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Monday, 29 September 2014
Doors open at 6pm
Talk 6:30pm - 8pm

Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube Stations.

The portraits of the Tudor monarchs are perhaps some of the most
familiar faces at the National Portrait Gallery.  Their reigns
spanned the period during which painted portraiture spread beyond
the most elite institutions and into public spaces and private
houses, and thus, even though artists' access to the monarchs
continued to be extremely limited, their imagery diversified.  This
paper will examine how such an approach came to concentrate the
power of the Tudor's visual presence even as the process of copying
and replication ensured that the images that were created moved
further and further away from a source likeness.

Charlotte Bolland is Exhibition Project Curator (16th century) at
the National Portrait Gallery.  She is currently working on the
exhibition The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered, which
will open at the Gallery on 12 September 2014 and is the culmination
of the seven year Making Art in Tudor Britain research project. This
exhibition will form the core of the exhibition Les Vrais Tudors at
the Musee du Luxembourg in March 2015.  Charlotte studied for her
PhD, 'Italian Material Culture at the Tudor Court', at Queen Mary,
University of London, in collaboration with The Royal Collection as
part of an AHRC funded CDA.

    ICON members:  UKP10
    Non-members: UKP15
    Students UKP5
    (student card required to be shown on the door)
    Free wine and cheese included in price of ticket

Please register by sending your name and stating if you are an ICON
member. Your name must be on the security list no later than Friday,
26 September 2014.

    RSVP Clare Finn
    +44 20 7937 1895
    finnclare<-a t->aol< . >com

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