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About me: I am British, but I have lived extensively in France and the United States. I have a PhD in eighteenth-century British art from the Courtauld Institute in London and I was teaching there before I moved to Tel Aviv. You can find a more detailed account of my professional activities at grandjouan cv 2018 I am also on linked in and on . I will be based in Israel until June 2018, while my husband completes a mission for the French embassy. Previous postings were in the UK, the US and Serbia.

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About my book: I am currently working as an independent scholar and writing a book that is provisionally entitled Anglo-French Encounters: National Identity and Graphic Satire, c. 1688-1815. My research interests mostly focus on eighteenth-century painting and prints; on graphic satire and early modern print culture; on material culture and Anglo-French artistic and intellectual exchange in the long eighteenth century. Some of the images I write about look like this:

Zoffany, Plundering the King’s Cellar, oil on canvas, 1794 published as a print in 1795. (Wadsworth Atheneum, USA)

Upcoming in 2018:

From October I shall be at the Courtauld Institute teaching a course on 18th-century British art for 3rd year undergraduates. The course is a Special Option called Graphic Satire in Eighteenth-Century Britain. You can read the course description here. graphic satire course description for website. And in January, I shall be giving a lecture on James Thornhill for the Showcasing Art History Lectures which are organised by the Public Programmes department. More information on that is here SHOWCASING ART HISTORY SEASON XIII…..

In the summer I taught a course on eighteenth-century British art for the Summer School. In the mix this year: experiencing some of London’s large-scale decorative wall paintings (such as Sir James Thornhill’s Painted Hall, 1707-26, Louis Laguerre’s murals at Marlborough House, 1713 and Hogarth’s murals at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1737) and taking a close look at the visual legacies of Empire in both its two and three dimensional formats.  For more information click here: Dr Kate Grandjouan British Art flyer 2018 PDF

SIr James Thornhill, detail from The Painted Hall at Greenwich, London.

William Hogarth, The Pool of Bethesda, 1737 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London)

Johan Zoffany, Colonel Mordaunt’s Cock Match, c.1784–6 (Tate Britain)

Monument to Major John André. Designed by Robert Adam and erected in 1782 in Westminster Abbey




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Art historian of eighteenth century British art writing a book about depictions of the French in English graphic satire. Currently based in Tel Aviv and interested in art, satire, ethnicity and identity

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