tudor and jacobean painting: production, influences and patronage

International conference

Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 December 2010

11.00 - 18.00, 2 December 2010, National Portrait Gallery (with registration from 10.00)

10.30 - 16.00, 3 December 2010, National Portrait Gallery (with registration from 10.00; optional tours available at 16.00, bookable on Day 1)

10.30 - 15.40, 4 December 2010, The Courtauld Institute of Art (with registration from 10.00)

portrait of Robert Dudley c 1575 with beard and wearing white Elizabethanruff
Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, c. 1575, showing painted surface in natural light and underdrawing in infra-red (to right) © National Portrait Gallery (infra-red: Tager Stonor Richardson)

Speaker(s): include Aviva Burnstock (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Rachel Billinge (National Gallery), Victoria Button (V&A/ RCA), Tarnya Cooper (National Portrait Gallery), Catherine Daunt & Sally Marriott (National Portrait Gallery), Susan Foister (National Gallery), Elizabeth Goldring (University of Warwick), Karen Hearn (Tate), Frederick Hepburn (independent scholar), Erma Hermens and Sally Rush (University of Glasgow), Maurice Howard (University of Sussex), Anita Jansen (Het Prinsenhof, Delft) & Johanneke Verhave (art historian and paintings restorer, Rotterdam), Rica Jones (Tate), Catharine MacLeod (National Portrait Gallery), Sophie Plender (National Portrait Gallery), Christine Reelsbo (Hamilton Kerr Institute), Marie Louise Sauerberg (Hamilton Kerr Institute), Libby Sheldon (University College London), David Taylor (Scottish National Portrait Gallery), Robert Tittler (Concordia University, Montreal), Ian Tyers (Dendrochronologist), Hope Walker (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Lucy Wrapson (Hamilton Kerr Institute)

Ticket/entry details: £80 (£70 concessions) available from the National Portrait Gallery via their website  www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/matb-international-conference.php or by telephone 020 7306 0055

Organised by: Dr Aviva Burnstock (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Dr Tarnya Cooper (National Portrait Gallery)

This three-day conference taking place at the National Portrait Gallery and The Courtauld Institute of Art is part of a collaborative research project between the National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Sussex, called Making Art in Tudor Britain.

The conference will include sessions on materials, appearances, effects, and the artists' workshop; authorship: native and foreign artists; patronage for portraiture and the use of documentary and technical evidence.

For further details, including a draft programme, please see the National Portrait Gallery’s website www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/matb-international-conference.php or contact Catherine Daunt at cdaunt@npg.org.uk

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