Eliza Hayley: The Portrait Mystery

The portrait of Eliza Hayley, attributed to George Romney, hangs in the Luncheon Room at Haberdashers' Hall.

But who really painted this haunting portrait? And what do we know about the woman it portrays? Lisa Gee discusses Eliza Hayley and her portrait with Lucy Bamford, Senior Curator, Derby Museums and Art Gallery, Dr David Bartle, Company Archivist, Conservator-Restorer Simon Gillespie and Art Historian Alex Kidson, author of George Romney: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings (Yale University Press).

Eliza's letters read by Dora Gee.

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