Dutch Women Artists in the Time of Frans Hals

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Dutch Women Artists in the Time of Frans Hals

Dutch Women Artists in the Time of Frans Hals

Dates: Tuesdays 12, 19 and 26 October 2021
Times: 18.00–20.00 BST
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille
Level: All Levels

Course Description: Many vital contributions made by 17th-century Dutch women artists have subsequently been overlooked. Over three evening sessions, discover the rich and vibrant work of artists including Judith Leyster, Gesina ter Borch and Rachel Ruysch, most of whom worked during the time of Frans Hals. We’ll see that, while gaining important portrait commissions during the period wasn’t easy, the remarkable Judith Leyster nevertheless succeeded, and that women particularly excelled as painters of everyday life and still life, producing highly innovative work.

We’ll also consider the representation of 17th-century women, looking closely at the Wallace Collection’s much-loved painting A Woman Reading a Letter, by Gerard ter Borch. In this painting, the model is likely to be the artist’s younger half-sister, Gesina ter Borch – also a painter, mainly of watercolours, as well as a writer of love poetry. We’ll explore how the painting might be understood as a testimony to women’s achievements, which we will bring to light on this course.

Please read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for all three dates of this course. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing subsequent sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
12/10/2021 18:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £45
Online Course (Concession) £42
Online Course (Member) £40
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