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Saints & Sinners: Women in the Dutch Golden Age Wednesday 08 November 2017

This lecture will concentrate on some depictions of women in the Golden Age of The Netherlands.  The lecturer will talk about the art, the artists, and how and why they painted, as well as giving a glimpse of the history and roles that women played.