Any public talks or courses in the near future will be listed below.
English Renaissance Portraits
Institute for Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
From Holbein’s Henry VIII to Nicholas Hilliard’s miniatures of Elizabeth I, portraits are some of the most iconic artworks of Tudor England. This course will look at likenesses in different media, from oil and miniature painting to funeral monuments and prints. We will explore the reasons why portraiture was so popular in the period, and discover the symbolic and political dimensions of these stunning works.