The Lecture

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, was founded in 1927 by Thomas Ferens, a local business man, philanthropist and politician. Today Hull is steeped in Ferens’ legacy, from road names to the University of Hull, he continues to be a familiar name and the endowments he provided the city with still provide access to world class art. However, the works that form Ferens Art Gallery’s early collection reveal much about Thomas Ferens’ taste, and also offer an intriguing parallel with his political career, including his campaigns for suffrage and to end enslavement of women and girls in the British Empire. This talk will articulate a new approach to thinking about the formation of the Ferens’ collection, while highlighting key works by James Herbert Draper, Rosa Bonheur, Lady Elizabeth Butler and Edward Atkinson Hornel.

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