The University of Warwick’s Dr Elizabeth Goldring is set to speak at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace on 30 November to discuss the works of Hans Holbein and uncover the hidden mysteries of the portraits. The talk is part of Royal Collection Trust’s new exhibition ’Holbein at the Tudor Court.’
Joining Dr Goldring for this discussion is exhibition curator Kate Heard who will discuss the life and art of Hans Holbein, court painter to Henry VIII. The event aims to investigate the obscurities of his portraits and whether they accurately represent historical figures such as Anne Boleyn.
Hans Holbein was a prominent figure in the 16th century and was commissioned to create portraits of Henry VIII, his family and other influential figures such as Sir Thomas More.
Dr Elizabeth Goldring, from the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick, said: "Hans Holbein’s work serves as a portal to the Tudor era, a time of profound political and religious upheaval. For nearly five hundred years, Holbein’s portraits have decisively shaped perceptions of the appearances and personalities of some of the key participants in one of the most volatile periods in English history.
"Excitingly, there are always new discoveries to be made about Holbein’s life and art."
Guests will have the chance to view the exhibition, ’Holbein at the Tudor Court’, at The Queen’s Gallery, which contains a selection of Holbein’s works, including drawings, oil paintings and portrait miniatures.
An expert on sixteenth-century painting and Tudor court culture, Dr Goldring is the author of several award-winning books and has appeared on several television and radio programmes. She is an Honorary Reader in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
More information can be found about the programme of events accompanying the Holbein at the Tudor Court exhibition, and how to book tickets, here.