Prestige & Power: Projecting Identity in 17th-century Portraiture

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Friday 15 January (10:00) - Sunday 15 May 2016 (17:00)

FREE. For further information see the Barber website. 

Prestige & Power. Grid.300
Nicholas Hilliard, 'Portrait of a man', 1610 - 1615.

Artists, writers, politicians and royalty come under the spotlight in this display, which explores how portraiture was used to assert status, celebrate achievements and project individuality in the 17th century.

It features prints, drawings and miniatures from the Barber’s own collection along with miniatures on loan from two fine private collections. Artists represented include Rubens, Van Dyck and Charles Le Brun, as well as miniaturists Nicholas Hilliard, Isaac Oliver and Richard Gibson.