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Queen Sugar: The Marquise de Seignelay, motherhood and colonialism

Join Educator Dr Carlo Corsato to explore this complex portrait of the widowed Catherine-Thérèse, Marquise de Seignelay, and two of her sons

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Painted in 1691, 'The Marquise de Seignelay and Two of her Sons' was one of Mignard's great late works. Referencing Greek and Roman mythology, and state portraiture, it is a multi-faceted representation of a 17th-century woman and her worries as a single mother.

Join Gallery Educator Dr Carlo Corsato as he reveals the number of meanings, stories, and dark links to colonialism one can discover in this masterpiece of French Baroque painting.

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Dr Carlo Corsato

Dr Carlo Corsato is a Gallery Educator. Experienced in adult education, he teaches at Morley College and has lectured at the Courtauld Institute and University of St Andrews. He is passionate about history, digital technologies and audience engagement. His publications include ‘Lives of Titian’ and ‘Lives of Tintoretto’.

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