From Madame de Pompadour in France, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire or Lady Hamilton in England, the 18th Century offers a number of iconic examples of mistresses and courtesans. Artists and writers responded eagerly to this cultural phenomenon, which saw females cast variously as ruthless social climbers or tragic heroines.
Join Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Plymouth, for a lively examination of this compelling aspect of women’s history in the Age of Enlightenment. Jenny is an expert in French and British art history of the 18th and 19th Centuries, and a regular speaker at the National Gallery, London. In 2018 she appeared in A Stitch in Time for BBC Four and Civilisations Stories, also for the BBC.
Date: Tuesday 12 February
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA