Fortune’s always hiding

23 August 2006 by Billy

Keeper of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool, Julian Treuherz, gave a lecture at the Lady Lever Art Gallery this afternoon on ‘Bubbles‘, by Sir John Everett Millais.

Julian Treuherz delivering  a lecture at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on

The lecture is now available as an audio download from our site (mp3/transcript/links).

The 30 minute talk covers the long term loan of ‘Bubbles’ to the Lady Lever from Unilever, memento mori, fancy portraits, Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Maurits house at The Hague, competition between Pears Soap and Sunlight Soap, the Graphic magazine and the theme of death in Millais’s paintings. 

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