Revealing Marie-Antoinette

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Revealing Marie-Antoinette

Revealing Marie-Antoinette

Date: Wednesday 10 March, 2021
Time: 18.00-19.00 GMT
Location: Zoom and YouTube (Online)
Speakers: Dr Helen Jacobsen (Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts, The Wallace Collection) and Professor Catriona Seth (Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford).

What do we really know of Marie-Antoinette? Continuing our series of events for Women's History Month, Dr Helen Jacobsen and Professor Catriona Seth will discuss the life and patronage of the ill-fated French queen. Join them as they explore the many pieces of fine and decorative art linked to Marie-Antoinette in the Wallace Collection, and try to piece together a glimpse of the private woman behind the celebrity image.

Professor Catriona Seth is the Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford. She has published several books on Marie-Antoinette, most recently a volume of the queen's letters. Dr Helen Jacobsen is the Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts at the Wallace Collection and editor of the recent life of Jean-Henri Riesener, Marie-Antoinette's favourite cabinetmaker.

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Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
10/03/2021 18:00 19:00