The Selfie in the Seventeenth Century

Portrait of King Charles II, after Kneller

What did we do before we could take our own picture? How did the powerful, the rich and the famous push their image out to the world and control their reputation using portraits? From regal images of monarchs Charles II and Louis XIV to pictures of rebellious leader Cromwell and the gentler royal women; there is more to a portrait than meets the eye.

Look out for our specialist portrait tours at Moseley Old Hall on our events page.