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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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Newsnight 17 June 2015

I very much enjoyed my live appearance on Newsnight to discuss the Battle of Waterloo on the eve of the anniversary. I had just done a four-hour presentation on the battle for Inscape and was leaving for Waterloo at 6am the following morning but the...

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The Cultural Experience Waterloo 2015

200th Anniversary Campaign Tour 18-21 June                  The guide explaining that further progress along the track marked 'Passage Interdit' had been refused. We were not welcome at La Haye Sainte as the owners had guests that evening and did not wish...

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warwick Hundred Days

The Last Stand: Napoleon’s 100 Days in 100 Objects

Please take a look at this fascinating online exhibition: www.100days.eu. Relive the drama and the uncertainty of Napoleon's return to power day by day! Find out how civilians, soldiers and politicians from across Europe reacted to the news filtering out of France in 1815. New material will...

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Waterloo Revisited

Waterloo Workshop at Celle

The Bomann Museum at Celle near Hanover hosted a two-day workshop on the Waterloo Campaign on 12 and 13 June in conjunction with their Waterloo exhibition. http://www.bomann-museum.de Many thanks to all those involved for a most enjoyable and instructive weekend.                  ...

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Proof of Pudding

Bonaparte and the British gets 322,465 visitors!   ‘A richly illuminating exhibition…fascinating’ Harry Eyres, Financial Times   ‘Plenty to admire…linger, return and to savour this virtuoso vulgarity at leisure, invest in Tim Clayton and Sheila O’Connell’s enlightening – and entertaining – catalogue.’ (Five stars) Boyd Tonkin, Independent...

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Gillray collection at the House of Lords

The House of Lords Library holds one of the best collections of Gillray's caricatures in the country. Compiled during the nineteenth century by a voracious collector, it incorporates several earlier collections of high quality and the colour on the prints remains remarkably vibrant. I am...

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