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Presented by: Master Docent Peggy Seletos
Art provides a lens into history and often inspires questions of the writers of those histories. Who was Barbara Palmer née Villiers, Lady Castlemaine and Duchess of Cleveland and what does her portrait by Peter Lely tell us about her? Join Master Docent Peggy Seletos in taking a closer look at an image of 17th Century fashion, ambition, and womanhood that both reveals and conceals.
Peter Lely, Portrait of Barbara Palmer (1641-1709), nee Villiers, Lady Castlemaine and Duchess of Cleveland, 17th century. Oil on canvas. Long term loan from Schorr Collection.