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The Honorable Caroline Upton Steps Into the Spotlight of November 8 Looking at Lunchtime Talk at the Clark

For Immediate Release

November 01, 2007

Beautiful and intriguing, the painting of The Honorable Caroline Upton by Sir Thomas Lawrence has graced the cover of Bantum Classics’s Emma by Jane Austen. This oil on canvas completed around 1800 will be the subject of the next Looking at Lunchtime Talk on Thursday, November 8, at 12:30 pm. The Clark’s assistant curator of education Danielle Steinmann will lead this free half hour gallery talk.

The painting of the trendy and fashionable Caroline has been joined by a painting of her sister, The Honorable Sophia Upton, also by Lawrence, on long term loan to the Clark. During Steinmann’s talk, discover similarities and differences between the two works, find out the bizarre manner in which Sterling Clark acquired The Honorable Caroline Upton, a work he described as “good and attractive,” and speculate on which sister was the object of the artist’s secret crush.

The Looking at Lunchtime gallery talk series continues on Thursday, December 13 with Michael Cassin, the Clark’s curator of education, discussing the works of Thomas Gainsborough. The talks take place at 12:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Attendees may purchase food from the courtyard café or bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or after the gallery talk.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (open daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.


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