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Miss Valpy, 1867, &copy National Portrait Gallery, London

Miss Valpy, 1867
© National Portrait Gallery, London


This Exhibition is now closed
All events are free except where indicated. To book ticketed events, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Information Desk at the Gallery.


Thursday 15 July, 13.15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Camille Silvy
Exhibition curator Mark Haworth-Booth discusses the temperament and technique of Camille Silvy.

Thursday 22 July, 13.15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
The Upper 10,000
Juliet Hacking, Programme Director, MA in Photography at Sotheby's Institute of Art, discusses Silvy's studio portraiture.

Thursday 2 September, 13.15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Obscure Victorians
Collector and photo historian Paul Frecker makes a personal selection of some of the Victorians his research has uncovered in the Silvy daybooks.

Exhibition tours
Free but exhibition tickets required and available on the day from 17.00 on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday 22 July & 16 September, 19.00
Paul Frecker, an expert on nineteenth- century photography, will bring his perspective to the works of Silvy.

Thursday 29 July and 19 August, 19.00
Join curator Mark Haworth-Booth as he selects the key pieces and discusses the context of the photographer's life and work.

Saturday 24 July and 21 August, 11.00-15.30
Camille Silvy's London
Join art historian and Blue Badge Guide Alan Read on this talk and walk exploring nineteenth- century London. Tickets: £25/£20 concessions (includes entry to the exhibition)

Panel Discussion
30 September, 19.00
ilvy: The Modern Photographer
Curator Mark Haworth-Booth discusses the work of Silvy, its impact and legacy, with the photographer Tessa Traeger, and Patrick Kinmonth, opera director, art director and designer.
Tickets: £5/£4 concessions