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Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Gallery at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery is a 15-minute walk from the station.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Gallery.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Coach parking is provided free of charge.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014
  • 12:00 and 15:00

Join Anna Reynolds, Curator of Paintings, as she explores how clothing that blurred gender boundaries was a popular subject for social comment during the seventeenth century. This talk will compare the fashionable masculine-inspired riding habit worn by Mary of Modena with the more cryptic military clothing worn by the noted Restoration beauty Frances Stuart in her portrait which hangs alongside.

Short Talks last approximately 10 minutes and are free with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.

Relates to In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh, 14 March - 20 July 2014.