The Wallace Collection
Thu 18 Jan 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hybrid Talk: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester image

While Frans Hals’s The Laughing Cavalier is on loan to the National Gallery, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester takes up his esteemed position in the Great Gallery. Like Hals’s ‘cavalier’, Dudley is shown wearing rich clothing appropriate to a member of society’s elite.
Known today mainly as Queen Elizabeth I’s favourite, Dudley was a complex figure. Learn what the painting tells us about its famous sitter and hear how art historians investigate surviving Elizabethan paintings today.
About the speakers: Professor Karen Hearn was the Curator of 16th and 17th Century British Art at Tate Britain in London from 1992 to 2012 and is now an Honorary Professor at University College London.
Lucy Davis has been Curator of Paintings and Miniatures at the Wallace Collection since 2011. She has written numerous articles on works in the collection, particularly on Flemish painting.
Take part at the Museum: No ticket required, drop in on the day. Join us in the Theatre for this special talk.
Watch Online: This talk will also be broadcast live from the museum. Book a free ticket online to receive a Zoom link. Ticketholders will also receive a link to view a recording of the talk, which will be available for two weeks only.