Free Talk on the Wallace Collection's Dudley Portrait

December 20 2023

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Picture: The Wallace Collection, London

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Wallace Collection in London is holding a free one hour talk on its superb Portrait of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a painting which is currently Attributed to Steven van der Meulen. The talk, which will be streamed online as well as be available in-person, will be presented by Professor Karen Hearn and the museum's paintings curator Dr Lucy Davis.

According to the website:

While Frans Hals’s The Laughing Cavalier is on loan to the National Gallery, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester takes up his esteemed position in the Great Gallery. Like Hals's ‘cavalier’, Dudley is shown wearing rich clothing appropriate to a member of society's elite. Known today mainly as Queen Elizabeth I's favourite, Dudley was a complex figure. Learn what the painting tells us about its famous sitter and hear how art historians investigate surviving Elizabethan paintings today.

The talk will take place on 18th January 2024.

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