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Thursday, 5 June 2008, 12:00AM

Trading Identites: The image of the merchant

Dr Joanna Woodall

What was a merchant in 16th Century Europe, and what position did he hold? Joanna Woodall, of the Courtauld Institute of Art, looks at three portraits by Mor, depicting English merchants in 16th Century Antwerp and asks what we can learn from them. At the centre of this story is Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange and founder of Gresham College.

Part of the Money and Art lecture series looking at the connections between London and Antwerp in the Tudor period.

The other lectures in this series are:
   Making Art in Tudor Britain, by Dr Tarnya Cooper
   Gresham and Antwerp, by Professor Guido Marnef

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5 June 2008

Trading Identites: The image of the merchant
Dr Joanna Woodall

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