Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Victorian Giants Exhibition

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Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Victorian Giants Exhibition
The Duchess of Cambridge at the 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London, 2017

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO UNVEIL PATRON’S TRAIL AND VISIT ‘VICTORIAN GIANTS’ EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

London

Wednesday 28th February, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, will visit the exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography. Forming the Gallery’s first Patron’s Trail, Her Royal Highness has selected images from the exhibition for which she has written personal captions that will be displayed alongside the photographs. The Duchess of Cambridge has also written a foreword to the exhibition catalogue (see below). On the 28th February, Her Royal Highness will take a tour of the exhibition and then meet lenders and supporters in the Gallery’s Ondaatje Wing Main Hall.

The exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography will show together for the first time portraits by Oscar Rejlander, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron and Lady Clementina Hawarden. These four artists would come to embody the very best in photography of the era, experimenting with new approaches to picture making, and shaping attitudes to the medium that have informed artistic practice ever since. The exhibition explores the birth of art photography in England and provides a fresh perspective on one of photography’s formative periods.

The Duchess has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012.

Victorian Giants Foreword

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