Royal Oak Foundation Lecture | Harlot or Housewife? Seventeenth-Century Women at the English Royal Court

Event time: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:15pm
Powerful women have been regarded with fear and perceived as skillful manipulators ever since Pandora opened her box, Eve persuaded Adam to sample some fruit, and Cleopatra rolled out of a carpet at the feet of Caesar. Angus Haldane, independent curator, art historian, and director of Haldane Fine Art, London, will illustrate the lives of notorious mistresses, faithful wives, and creative figures who set the court aflame with their intrigue, brazen manipulation, and talent. He will explain how the depictions of them as seductresses and sirens should be viewed through the filter of their roles and achievements.
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Royal Oak Foundation. For tickets, please call 212 480 2889, x201, or visit The price for Royal Oak Foundation members is $30 ($40 for nonmembers). Friends of British Art receive the member discount; please indicate your affiliation with the Center to receive this special pricing (co-sponsor code YALE19).
The lecture will take place at the General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York.
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Open to: 
General Public