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James Northcote, Captain Peter Hawker of the 14th Light Dragoons, 1812, oil on canvas, the MFAH, Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III

Gallery Talk at Rienzi: Captain Peter Hawker

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Heather White, docent program manager at Rienzi, discusses the early 19th-century portrait of Captain Hawker in the Rienzi Collection, as well as two other portraits featuring men in military dress. This gallery talk, examining the image of the soldier as depicted before the arrival of the photograph, offers a counterpoint with the landmark exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.  

On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians.

Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. Please call 713. 639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment Fund; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment Fund
for Rienzi.