Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery to Give Lecture at Swansea University and Reveal What Portraits tell us about culture, belief, and social status in the reign of Elizabeth I

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Lecture 21 March 2013The Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery London, Dr Tarnya Cooper will deliver a public lecture at Swansea University on 21 March 2013, revealing how portraiture can give us an insight into the mindset and cultural taste of the middling classes in Elizabethan England and Wales.

The talk entitled, ‘Meeting the Elizabethans: portraiture, spiritual identities and the middling sort’ will take a look at portraits of merchants, retailers, professionals, writers and artists in the Elizabethan period.

The lecture will be held on Thursday 21 March and will start promptly at 6.00pm. Light refreshments will be available from 5.15pm.  The Lecture will be held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

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Image:  Unknown British artist, Gawen Goodman, dated 1582, oil on panel, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.