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Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

  • Gallery Talk

12 July 2014, 12:00
Room 29
Free

Born into a family of actors, Ellen Terry came to be known as one of the leading Shakespearean actresses of her day, gaining fame as Portia in The Merchant of Venice with Henry Irving's company.Talk led by Emma Burgess.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Mary, Queen of Scots

Portrait of the Day: Mary, Queen of Scots

  • Gallery Talk

13 July 2014, 12:00
Room 2
Free

As the Catholic rival to Elizabeth I, Mary was at the heart of some of the most well-known conspiracies of Elizabeth's early reign. However, her scandalous romantic life left her isolated and eventually seeking refuge with her rival when she was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son.  Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Walter Sickert

Portrait of the Day: Walter Sickert

  • Gallery Talk

14 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

Largely dismissed by the art establishment in his own lifetime, Walter Sickert’s use of found news photographs, slide projections and painterly approach have, over the years, come to exert great influence and inspire some of arts most well-known names. Artists such as Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig and Marlene Dumas, all owe a debt to Walter Sickert. Talk led by Peter Blundell.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Gallery Talk

15 July 2014, 12:00
Room 1
Free

Arguably one of the most infamous of Henry VIIIs six wives, Anne Boleyn has been dividing opinion since she arrived at the English Court in 1522. Talk led by Lauren Gillham

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: The First World War in Poetry

Portrait of the Day: The First World War in Poetry

  • Gallery Talk

16 July 2014, 12:00
Room 30
Free

An exploration of how the experiences of the First World War changed people's world views through the poetry of Sassoon; Owen; Rosenberg; Pope, and Brooke. Talk led by Samuel Catterall-Young.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters

Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters

  • Gallery Talk

17 July 2014, 12:00
Room 24
Free

Charlotte, Emily and Anne were the authors of some of our best loved novels from the Victorian era, including Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and yet during their own lifetime they were criticised for their strong, independant minded female heroines. Talk led by Nathalie Nadeau.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

  • Gallery Talk

18 July 2014, 12:00
Room 17
Free

The marriage of Caroline of Brunswick and George IV is perhaps one of the most disastrous unions in British Royal history. Separated just a few weeks after their wedding ceremony, George IV tried to divorce Caroline after the death of his father, culminating in one of the most scandalous court cases of the 19th century. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

Portrait of the Day: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

  • Gallery Talk

19 July 2014, 12:00
Room 7
Free

A member of the most dissolute and licentious court circles, Rochester with his ready wit alternately fascinated and enraged Charles II. Talk led by Emma Burgess.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Mary I

Portrait of the Day: Mary I

  • Gallery Talk

21 July 2014, 12:00
Room 1
Free

Born nearly 500 years ago, Mary I's reign is familiar to most of us because of it's the more "bloody" aspects. She is often overshadowed by her sister's "Golden Age", but there was much more to the reign of England's first anointed Queen. Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

  • Gallery Talk

22 July 2014, 12:00
Room 19
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection. Talk led by Duncan Crawford.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

  • Gallery Talk

23 July 2014, 12:00
Room 17
Free

The marriage of Caroline of Brunswick and George IV is perhaps one of the most disastrous unions in British Royal history. Separated just a few weeks after their wedding ceremony, George IV tried to divorce Caroline after the death of his father, culminating in one of the most scandalous court cases of the 19th century. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

  • Gallery Talk

24 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

Beatrix Potter's stories have been cherished by children of all ages worldwide for generations. However few people realise that, as well as being a successful author and illustrator, she was also an accomplished businesswoman and natural scientist. Talk led by Brooke Kerr.

Portrait of the Day: George IV and his Wives

Portrait of the Day: George IV and his Wives

  • Gallery Talk

25 July 2014, 12:00
Room 17
Free

Famous for his gambling and over indulgence of food and drink, George IV’s relationships with his wives are no less turbulent. Married in secret when he was just 23 to a Catholic widow, George defied his father and Parliament. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Charles II and His Mistress

Portrait of the Day: Charles II and His Mistress

  • Gallery Talk

26 July 2014, 12:00
Room 7
Free

Exiled from England during his youth during Cromwell’s Protectorate, Charles II’s restoration was characterised by its flamboyance and opulence. In particular Charles was well-known for his love of beautiful and feisty women. Join us to discover more about Charles, his loves and the restoration court. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Lloyd-George and Churchill, "The longest friendship in politics"

Portrait of the Day: Lloyd-George and Churchill, "The longest friendship in politics"

  • Gallery Talk

27 July 2014, 12:00
Room 30
Free

An exploration of the careers and relationship of two of Britain's most dynamic statesmen; both wartime Prime Ministers who left different but long-lasting marks on Great Britain. Talk led by Olivia Hey.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Simon Armitage

Portrait of the Day: Simon Armitage

  • Gallery Talk

28 July 2014, 12:00
Room 42
Free

One of the most popular poets of his generation, Simon Armitage has described himself as a ‘kitchen sink writer’, with his unostentatious poetry ranging from office parties for the self-employed and motorway service stations to King Arthur. Talk led by Dan Feeney.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: William Wordsworth

Portrait of the Day: William Wordsworth

  • Gallery Talk

29 July 2014, 12:00
Room 18
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection. Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

  • Gallery Talk

30 July 2014, 12:00
Room 29
Free

Born into a family of actors, Ellen Terry came to be known as one of the leading Shakespearean actresses of her day, gaining fame as Portia in The Merchant of Venice with Henry Irving's company.Talk led by Emma Burgess.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

  • Gallery Talk

31 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

"Amy, wonderful Amy I'm proud of the way you flew". Amy Johnson was a pioneering female aviator who captured the imagination of the British public with her record-breaking flights around the world. Her death during World War Two whilst flying for the Air Transport Auxillary was both tragic and has spawned multiple conspiracy theories ever since. Talk led by Brooke Kerr.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Programme subject to change