Talk: Enlightened entanglements: mistresses in 18th century art
From Madame de Pompadour in France, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire or Lady Hamilton in England, the 18th Century offers a number of iconic examples of mistresses and courtesans. Artists and writers responded eagerly to this cultural phenomenon, which saw females cast variously as ruthless social climbers or tragic heroines.
Join Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Plymouth, for a lively examination of this compelling aspect of women’s history in the Age of Enlightenment. Jenny is an expert in French and British art history of the 18th and 19th Centuries, and a regular speaker at the National Gallery, London.
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA