A reminder of tomorrow's lecture in London, for which tickets - which are free - are still available.
THE ROBERT H. SMITH RENAISSANCE SCULPTURE ANNUAL LECTURE
Representation, Replication, Reproduction: Sculpted Portraits of Renaissance Rulers
Given by Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Princeton University.
Tuesday 6 December 2011
The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
All portraits of Renaissance rulers are in several senses forms of representation: as likenesses, as representatives of the absent ruler, and as ideal images. It was also possible to replicate them in the form of portrait busts and medals in bronze and other metals, or as printed images, which could be more widely distributed. Focusing on works on display in the V&A and comparable examples, the lecture will discuss the sculpted legacy of Charles V in the Holy Roman Empire as an expression of princely majesty.
Free, booking essential. Please call the Bookings Office on 020 7942 2211 to reserve your place, or via the V&A website www.vam.ac.uk
This programme has been generously funded by Robert H. Smith.