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Jewellery in Costume in the Time of Charles I

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The Weiss Gallery

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SW1Y 6LX

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An evening at the Weiss Gallery

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To coincide with The Weiss Gallery's Winter exhibition "Van Dyck in England: The King's Principal Painter and his Caroline Legacy", Gallery Director Florence Evans will be in conversation with pre-eminent fashion historian, Professor Aileen Ribeiro and Senior Curator of Medieval & Early Modern Collections at the Museum of London, Hazel Forsyth, to discuss jewellery in costume in the time of Charles I.

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The Weiss Gallery is the leading dealer in Tudor, Stuart and North European Old Master portraiture, where you will find an unequalled selection of historical portraits. We encourage you to visit their splendid gallery, which is located in the heart of the prestigious St James's. Over the past three decades the gallery has made many notable sales, which now grace distinguished public and private collections around the world.

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Florence Evans has been Gallery Director at The Weiss Gallery since 2010. She was a Specialist at Christie's UK in the Early British Pictures and Old Masters department from 2004 to 2010 and assisted curators at Tate Britain and Dr. Johnson's House Museum before entering the commercial art world. Florence studied English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford, receiving her MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has contributed to publications including Apollo Magazine, and has appeared on television as an expert in portraiture and costume for the BBC. She is a member of AWITA, the Association of Women in the Arts. Her rather immersive hobby is mudlarking the River Thames for historical artefacts which she researches and reproduces on her instagram, @flo_finds.

Aileen Ribeiro was Head of the History of Dress Department at the Courtauld Institute from 1975 to 2009, and is now Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at London University. She lectures widely in Great Britain, Europe and North America, and has acted as costume consultant/contributor to many major art exhibitions. She is the author of many books, the most recent being Clothing Art. A Visual Culture of Fashion 1600-1914 (Yale: 2017), which won the Apollo Magazine Book of the Year award (2017)

Hazel Forsyth is the Senior Curator of the Medieval and Early Modern Collections at the Museum of London. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Freeman of the City of London; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers'. She has worked on numerous exhibitions in this country and abroad and has published widely on a range of subjects. Her most recent books are: London’s Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard (2013); Butcher, Baker, Candlestick maker: surviving the Great Fire of London (2016) which looks at the materiality of corporate and private loss; and a Catalogue of the Museum of London’s Pewter Collection. She has just published an essay on the 1665 plague in London in Pest! Eine Spurensuche, Darmstadt 2019 (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft).

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