Author:Tim

Mellon Fellowship

I have been awarded a senior fellowship by the Paul Mellon Centre in London to complete a book book provisionally entitled James Gillray and the Business of Satire. I have always wanted to write a book on Gillray and I am most grateful to the...

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A Near Run Thing

With that great raconteur and military expert Major-General Ashley Truluck, and wearing my Napoleon hat, I shall be guiding The Cultural Experience's Classic Waterloo Anniversary tour from 15-18 June 2018. Details can be found at www.theculturalexperience.com. Many thanks to all those who made the 2017 tour...

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The Napoleonic War in Andalucia

I hope to be leading a tour in Andalucia in May 2017 for the Cultural Experience. With the accent on the battle of Trafalgar and the various blockades and sieges of Cadiz, the tour will take in Jaén, the battlefield of Bailén, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz,...

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Versailles and American Independence

The American theme continued with a one-day conference at Versailles to accompany the exhibition Versailles et l'Indépendence Américaine. I had made small contributions to the catalogue on the theme of propaganda and was asked to speak on the image of the French and Americans in...

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Bunbury at Bury

Thanks to all who helped set up and attended what for me was a most enjoyable discussion of the work of Henry William Bunbury at Moyse's Hall in Bury St Edmunds. I thoroughly recommend the little exhibition on this likable local and international figure that...

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House of Lords Gillray Collection

I have just completed a checklist of the eleven volumes of prints by Gillray (and a few other artists) in the House of Lords. The collection was given to the House by the important Victorian collector Sir William Augustus Fraser (1826-1898). The prints were compiled...

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Images du Grand Siècle, l’estampe française au temps de Louis XIV, study day at the bibliothèque nationale

I am looking forward to Thursday's study day in Paris where I shall be talking about French prints in England around 1700 - an interest inspired by the collection of George Clarke at Worcester College Oxford http://prints.worc.ox.ac.uk   For the exhibition and study day see http://www.bnf.fr/fr/evenements_et_culture/expositions/f.images_grand_siecle.html...

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Warwick in Venice Visual Print Culture conference

Just back from a highly enjoyable weekend in Venice for Warwick University's Visual Print Culture conference. It was a great pleasure to meet new scholars with an interest in prints as well as old friends. Many thanks to Mark Philp, Mark Knights, Kate Astbury and...

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