Jewelry: The Secret Language in Portraits of Power - 92Y, New York

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Jewelry: The Secret Language in Portraits of Power

Stellene Volandes
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Stellene Volandes joins Jonquil O’Reilly Vice President, Specialist, Head of Sale for Old Master Paintings at Christie’s, Stephanie L. Herdrich, Ph.D. Assistant Curator of American Painting and Sculpture The American Wing The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Diana Singer President, American Society of Jewelry Historians, Owner, Abbott & Austin Estate Jewels.

A lively and entertaining investigation into how artists have used jewelry as signifiers of wealth in portraiture, from Queen Elizabeth I mounds of pearls to the subtler pieces in Sargent’s depictions of the heiresses of the Gilded Age. It’s the history of ostentation and discretion and back again.

Stellene Volandes

Stellene Volandes was named editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine on March 8, 2016 …

Stephanie L. Herdrich

Stephanie L. Herdrich, Assistant Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art …

Jonquil O’Reilly

Jonquil O’Reilly joined Christie’s New York as VP, Head of Sale in the Old Master Paintings department, in 2018 …

Diana Singer

Diana Singer is President, American Society of Jewelry Historians Owner, Abbott & Austin Estate Jewels Owner, …

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