Mistress or Madonna: Women's Portraits of the 17th Century
"Mistress or Madonna?" features King Charles II's mistress, Barbara Villiers, who had herself painted as the Virgin Mary. Briefly discussed, The Restoration depicts how women were portrayed in the 17th Century. The Museum's Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Dr. Julia Marciari-Alexander is one of numerous lecture presenters for the Museum's Guest Lecture series.