Portraiture and Power

Stylised blue-green photos of a monk, a pixellated dog, a close-up spore, a person on a hill, a toy robot and a banana wrapped in chains

In this series, leading art historians will discuss some of the world’s greatest patrons of the arts, and the challenges of depicting them, from Louis XIV and Versailles, to images of Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth II. There is also a lecture on portraits of Native American leaders from Pocahontas to Sitting Bull.