Mary Beale (1633-1699): Object lessons in life and art

Mary Beale (1633-1699): Object lessons in life and art

Friday 29 October 2021

Times: 7:00pm

Prices: £10 per person

Venue: Moyses Hall

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Friday 29 October 2021, 7.00pm


This event is promoted by West Suffolk - Heritage

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An in-person public talk at Moyse’s Hall Museum as part of the exhibition ‘Observations: The Mary Beale Collection’

With Dr Helen Draper PhD, Art Historian, Fine Art Conservator and Beale scholar.

In the absence of a handy autobiography to refer to, research on Mary Beale draws mainly on writings by her husband Charles, and kinsman Samuel Woodforde. In Beale’s lifetime, however, she made a very good stab at manipulating her own persona, in part by drawing on lessons learned from objects she encountered, and by the astute promotion of herself and the objects she created.

In this talk we will re-live those encounters - ones which will transport us from nearby Barrow to Walton in Buckinghamshire, from Covent Garden and Fleet Street to the rural Hampshire of Izaac Walton, and from creative obscurity to artistic prominence in Restoration London.

Times: 7pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Tickets: £10 per person
Booking: Essential - use the 'Book now' button or call 01284 758000
Venue: Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by West Suffolk Heritage Service.

Doors open at 6.30pm

This event takes place at Moyse's Hall Museum

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