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Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

A painting by Huysmans of Francis Stuart, Duchess of Richmond (1647-1702)
A painting of Francis Stuart, Duchess of Richmond (1647-1702) ©
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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
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  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Thursday, 5 Jun 2014
  • 11:00
  • Free with exhibition ticket.
  • Short talks last approximately 10 minutes.

Ideas surrounding beauty, style and identity were as prevalent in the Tudor and Stuart Courts as in today's society. This talk by exhibition curator Anna Reynolds, 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.