Art in Context | A New Acquisition: Anthony Maria Browne, Second Viscount Montagu

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Edward Town, Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art

Art in Context

Presented by faculty, staff, student guides, and visiting scholars, these gallery talks focus on a particular work of art in the museum’s collections or special exhibitions through an in-depth look at its style, subject matter, technique, or time period.

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Arguably one of the most visually dynamic and complex of all Tudor portraits, Robert Peake’s portrait of Anthony Maria Browne styles a young Catholic nobleman as a devoted and loyal subject to Elizabeth I. Edward Town, Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, at the Yale Center for British Art will provide the political context for the portrait’s creation and explain the complicated symbolism of its imagery. Now on view in the fourth-floor galleries, the painting is an exciting new acquisition for the museum.

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Robert Peake the Elder, Portrait of Anthony Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu (detail), ca. 1590, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

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