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'For I am not as simple as I may seem': A technical study of 2 portraits of Catherine of Aragon

A talk by Jae Yon Chung on an early 16th-Century Tudor portrait of Catherine of Aragon, based on research she conducted in relation to treatment at The Courtauld Institute of Art as a postgraduate student in 2016.
When Jul 17, 2017
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Robing Room at Freemasons' Hall 60 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AZ
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This presentation will focus on an early 16th-Century Tudor portrait of Catherine of Aragon by an unknown artist belonging to a private collection. The portrait was recently treated in the Conservation and Technology Department at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Another version owned by Lambeth Palace, which was recently restored as part of ‘Making Art in Tudor Britain’ project at the National Portrait Gallery, will also be introduced as it is firmly accepted to have a close relationship with this painting.

The presentation will offer an in-depth and comparative technical study on these two paintings. This focus aims to provide a glimpse into a workshop practice that was commonplace in England in this period. Additionally, the presentation will establish how the close relationship between these two portraits affected the decisions made during conservation treatment, especially in terms of re-integrating the major loss.

Jae Youn Chung is an Advanced Intern at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge. She trained at The Courtauld Institute of Art as an Easel Paintings Conservator and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in 2016. Jae Youn graduated from Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea) in 2013 with multiple degrees in the following disciplines; BFA (Hons) Painting, BFA (Hons) Ceramic Arts, BA (Hons) Art History, and BA (Hons) Professional English.

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