Travels in Liverpool: Lady Lever Gallery

‘Put yourself in the frame’ said the mirror, so I did. Only then did I notice the room was full of 18th century portraits of women. One of these was even painted by a woman, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, (17550-1842,) the rest were by established male portraitists of the time: Reynolds, Gainsborough and Downey. The marble fire…

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