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Study afternoon: Portrait of the Artist

Self-portrait of Elisabetta Sirani
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Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    Please note that the event will start at the National Portrait Gallery
  • Friday, 2 Dec 2016
  • 14:00 - 19:30
  • £35.00 full price
    £31.50 concessions and NPG members
  • Please note that this event will begin at 14:00 at the National Portrait Gallery, before proceeding to Marlborough House and concluding at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. There will be some walking involved between locations, please ensure you wear comfortable footwear. Transport is not provided between locations.

This collaborative study afternoon begins at the National Portrait Gallery with an introduction to Van Dyck’s self-portrait, an overview of the display Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-portraiture in Britain, and of self-portraits by women artists. The afternoon continues with a special view of the Gentileschi ceiling at Marlborough House, led by art historian Leslie Primo, before ending at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, with a keynote lecture by art critic and author Laura Cumming, and a private view of the exhibition Portrait of the Artist. The afternoon includes tea and coffee on arrival at The Queen's Gallery and a complimentary glass of wine for the private view.

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