Professor Mark Hallett gives keynote lecture at the annual conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Posted on 9 January 2012

Professor Mark Hallett analysed the remarkable set of portraits known as 'The Streatham Worthies,' at the recent conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. The portraits include such cultural luminaries as Edmund Burke, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson.

Professor Mark Hallett gave the keynote lecture at the recent annual conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS), which is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century. The conference was held at St Hugh's college, Oxford, between the 4th and 6th of January. His talk, which dealt with a series of portraits painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds known as 'The Streatham Worthies', arose from research which Professor Hallett has undertaken for a new book exploring all aspects of Reynolds' portraiture

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