Barber Home – 6 August
What is queer historical erasure?
Arts Educator Jon Sleigh reveals powerful queer coded messages, alongside sitters’ known histories, in this emotive journey through two of our 18th-century portraits.
‘Portrait of Countess Golovina’ (about 1797/1800) by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and ‘A Portrait of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci’ ( about 1773) by Thomas Gainsborough are two of the most beloved pieces in the Barber’s collection.
Join us for an interactive session: weaving storytelling, detective work and wellbeing to unlock these messages.
- Read more about the queer gaze in our collection.
This talk took place on Thursday 6 August 2020, 6 – 7pm.