Leeds Castle’s very own Head Curator, Sue Prichard, will discuss the importance of image making in the 16th and 17th Century, and the outcry when women defied convention to dress in masculine-style clothing, relating to the Portrait of an Unknown Lady in a White Dress found at Leeds Castle.
Lady Olive Baillie, was an eclectic collector and filled Leeds Castle with a large variety of historical objects and antique.
She was particularly interested in portraiture to which she acquired this portrait, possibly of Elizabeth Vernon Countess of Southampton in 1953. Attributed to the artist Marcus Gheerhaerts, the portrait provides an insight into the costumes worn by women in the Tudor and Stuart Courts.
This talk is included in the price of your admission ticket, however we do require all those interested in participating to sign up via the link provided.