Barber Home – online talk
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 together storytelling, detective work, and wellbeing.
- Read more about the queer gaze in our collection.
This was a live talk and Q&A via Zoom on Thursday 6 August 2020, 6 – 7pm. Watch the recording: