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Pictured together? Constructions of gender, race, and social rank in the portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray

Jennifer Germann

Monday 12 February 2018, 4.30PM

Speaker: Professor Jennifer Germann, Ithaca College, USA

History of Art Lectures

“Pictured together?” places the portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray within the pictorial and social conventions of Georgian Britain. The portrait presents the two cousins together, yet invokes classic formulas for the depiction of white and black sitters, offering a complicated family portrait that also reveals late-eighteenth century conceptions of social rank, race, and gender.

Other lectures in this series include: 

Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building

Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.