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Lucy Peltz, Honorary Research Fellow

Lucy Peltz is Senior Curator of 18th Century Portraits and Head of Collections Displays (Tudor to Regency) at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She is currently leading a £35m project to refurbish and redisplay the Gallery, which will be fully relaunched in 2023. She is also working on three forthcoming exhibitions: Gainsborough’s Family Album, with Professor David Solkin (opening November 2018), The Art of Abolition (2023) and Hogarth’s People (2024). These follow earlier exhibitions, Brilliant Women: 18th Century Bluestockings (2008) and Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance (2010), with accompanying publications. Apart from her curatorial work, Peltz’s scholarship focuses on gender, sociability, collecting and graphic culture between 1750-1850. Her monograph, Facing the Text: Extra-illustration, Print Culture and Sociability, 1769-1840 was published in 2017. She also has an ongoing interest in female portraiture and intellectual life in the eighteenth century, the work of Thomas Lawrence and his contemporaries, and the commercial structures of the art world, the print market and the book trades between 1700-1850.

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