Art Appreciation 2022 - The Ditchley portrait of Queen Elizabeth I and the revels arranged by Henry Lee - online

Art Appreciation 2022 - Pomp and Ceremony

17 November 2022 - 27 January 2023 -
In this lecture we will analyse the famous Ditchley portrait of Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheeraerts by examining the man who commissioned it. This fascinating portrait, full of enigmatic references and layers of symbolism, was closely associated with the lavish festivities organised by Lee in 1592 in the Queen's honour. The portrait and pageant form a particularly fascinating example of the relationship between the Queen and her courtiers, in which sanctity and sovereignty were united.

Dr Lisa Beaven is Adjunct Senior Fellow at La Trobe University and has worked with the National Gallery of Victoria, the Hamilton Art Gallery, the Auckland Art Gallery, and the Prado Museum, Madrid.

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Series sponsor - Renaissance Tours, Support sponsor - Kimpton Margot Sydney

Dr Lisa Beaven replaces Professor Anne Dunlop for this lecture.

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