Lunchtime Lecture: Court Portraiture in the Reign of Henry VIII: Holbein’s English Legacy

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22 May 2014, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre


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King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, by Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1536-1537 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII
by Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1536-1537
NPG 4027

Hans Holbein the Younger is the most renowned artist to have worked at the court of Henry VIII. In this lunchtime lecture Dr Charlotte Bolland will discuss Holbein’s employment in England and the continuing popularity of his portraits in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, which resulted in the production of numerous copies of his works. A number of these have been examined as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project, and provide fascinating insight into the working practices of artists during the period.

Dr Charlotte Bolland is Project Curator for the Making Art in Tudor Britain project, which involves undertaking research into the Gallery’s collection of Tudor and Jacobean portraits. 

She studied History at Durham University before undertaking an MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art and a PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. She joined the National Portrait Gallery in 2011 towards the end of her doctoral studies.

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