Date(s) - 15/12/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Art Workers’ Guild
Doors 6pm / Talk 6.30pm, followed by drinks and buffet
We look forward to welcoming you at the Art Workers’ Guild for our Christmas party and evening talk by Mary Kempski and Lucy Whitaker, who will present:
Who is ‘The Man in Red’ and who painted him? … (and it’s not Father Christmas!)
The Man in Red is one of the most striking Tudor portraits in the Royal Collection. The sitter is depicted full-length, standing nearly two metres tall, in an imaginary landscape, dressed solely in red. Despite it being obviously an object of high status and great quality the identity of the artist and the sitter remain a mystery. The portrait has had various attributions for both sitter and artist over the centuries.
This talk will present the results of the technical investigations and the findings of a wide range of specialists including historians, art historians, experts in clothing and arms and armour. Cleaning and restoring the painting produced a stunning image, in many ways, unique for the period. It was made by a supremely skilled artist who was working with top quality materials in a traditional way. Technical analysis resulted in a number of revealing clues which all contribute to bringing the attribution ever closer. With a combination of the historical and technical information we hope in this talk to shed some light on this most arresting of enigmas.
Mary Kempski, Senior Paintings Conservator, The Hamilton Kerr Institute, completed a postgraduate certificate in Painting Conservation at the Hamilton Kerr Institute. She went on to an internship in Vienna and then worked at Ebury Street Studios, London, with Herbert Lank and at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, becoming Assistant to the Director. Her main interests include historic techniques, retouching using egg tempera and making reconstructions.
Lucy Whitaker is Senior Curator of Paintings of Royal Collection Trust. She has worked on all areas of the Collection but is particularly interested in the German, French, Netherlandish and Italian paintings. Previously she was Curator of Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford and Research Assistant at the National Gallery, London.
Places are limited and tickets should be bought in advance for catering purposes. The price includes the talk and buffet.
|Tickets bought before Friday 8th December:
£10 to members of the BAPCR
|Tickets bought after Friday 8th December:
£15 to members of the BAPCR
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