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A Magical Mystery Tour of the English miniature from the Tudors to The Victorians | with Mark Cottle

April 3 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Our next talk at The Morrab Library will be from Mark Cottle who will be returning to the Reading Room on Wednesday 3rd April at 2pm. His talk will be “A Magical Mystery Tour” of the English miniature from the Tudors to The Victorians.

From Holbein to the arrival of photography, the English have always kept a special place in their affections for the miniature. No other country has supported such an unbroken succession of miniature painting for so long. More closely bound up with people’s lives than any other art form, these portraits provide, in Sir Roy Strong’s happy image, a keyhole into the lives of Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians and Victorians.

The aim of Mark Cottle’s lecture is to provide a tour through three centuries of wonderful portraiture and the changing ages they represent: a tapestry of English history seen through the eyes of its miniaturists.

Tickets are allocated by a ballot system. Please email enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk or call 01736 364474 to be entered into the ballot for a ticket. The ballot closes on Monday 25th March. Entry to this event is free but donations are welcomed to help support The Morrab Library (suggested £5). Refreshments will be provided after the talk.


April 3
14:00 - 15:00


Morrab Library


Morrab Library