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Miniatures in the Wallace Collection Stephen Duffy Thursday 07 May 2020

The Wallace Collection owns over 330 miniatures dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. In a British context it is unique in the range and quality of its French miniatures, though it also contains some fine and important examples by artists of other schools, particularly the British, Swiss and Italian. This lecture explains the formation of the miniatures collection and looks in depth at some its greatest works, including examples by such artists as Samuel Cooper, Richard Cosway, Peter Adolph Hall and Jean-Baptiste Isabey. The many famous people depicted include Holbein, Louis XIV, the Duke of Wellington, Napoleon and Nelson’s famous mistress, Lady Hamilton