Portraits and Identity | Events at The Victoria Art Gallery

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Grayson Perry, Map of Days

Portraits and Identity

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What can a portrait tell us? How can they tell us what a person is like? How truthful are they? Looking at a wonderful selection of portrait prints, by artists as diverse as Hogarth, Dürer and Grayson Perry, this exhibition gives a fascinating insight into how artists and their sitters construct identity in art.

Image: Henry Bunbury Esq, Thomas Lawrence, 1789Image: Mrs Siddons, by Thomas Lawrence, engraved by John R Smith

Image: The Great South Sea Caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly, by James Gillray 1795

 

 

Image: Queen Victoria, 1897, William Nicholson