Agnes Strickland(1796-1874), Historian
Sitter in 7 portraits
Although educated at home, Agnes Strickland benefited from her father's belief that girls should have the same education as boys. In 1840, she embarked on the nine-volume historical work Lives of the Queens of England. Although co-written with her sister Elizabeth, it was agreed that Agnes would appear as author on all their publications. Their pioneering research was guided by the motto, 'facts not opinions'. The Lives provided inspiration for historians and writers of historical fiction.
View a wide collection of video content on our YouTube channel from past projects to our latest films.
Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.