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Lady Selina Meade, Later Countess of Clam-Martinics by Thomas Lawrence , 1818-19 Private Collection

Lady Selina Meade, Later Countess of Clam-Martinics
by Thomas Lawrence , 1818-19
Private Collection

A special audio-visual guide, narrated by Simon Russell Beale, accompanies the exhibition. The guide introduces Lawrence and his world and includes exclusive insights by the exhibition’s curators and period music. Price £3.

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