Art History

Versailles

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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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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