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Godfrey Kneller, Portrait of a Man, 1722, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1991 (34-020.16) Photo: Bernard Clark
From Tudor to Hanover: British Portraits, 1590–1800
The Bader Gallery
11 January–9 August 2020

In recognition of a number of spectacular acquisitions in recent years, From Tudor to Hanover: British Portraits, 1590–1800 investigates the evolution of the painted and printed portrait in Britain. The desire to fashion the self, record achievement and cultivate fame has appealed to British citizens since the early modern era. Accordingly, this show explores the fundamental issues of identity—gender, class and status—by presenting portraits by Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller and others in the context of evolving national and cultural boundaries.

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