New research on the collection

Louisa, Lady Waterford and the Eglinton Tournament

Louisa, Lady Waterford and the Eglinton Tournament

Research for the Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue has resolved some of the puzzles relating to the portrait of Louisa Anne, Marchioness of Waterford.

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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Work on the Later Victorian Portraits catalogue has uncovered much new information on portraits in the Collection.

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Fernando Meacci

Fernando Meacci

An Italian piece moulder who is a hidden hand at work behind a number of portraits in the collection.

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The Phoenix and the Pelican: two portraits of Elizabeth I, c.1575

The Phoenix and the Pelican: two portraits of Elizabeth I, c.1575

Recent analysis undertaken on two renowned portraits of Elizabeth I.

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Chasing the suffragettes: A Boadicea of Politics

Chasing the suffragettes: A Boadicea of Politics

A drawing of the leading suffragette, Dame Christabel Pankhurst by the Canadian artist, Richard George Mathews, who settled in London in 1907.

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The Chevalier d’Eon

The Chevalier d’Eon

A soldier, diplomat and transvestite, the Chevalier d’Eon was one of the most colourful and celebrated characters in eighteenth-century Britain.

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'a medal in very bold relief': Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer

The production process for a high relief modern medal is revealed by research in the sculptor's papers.

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Queen Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard

Consulting Michael Faraday on treating blackened lead white in a miniature.

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