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Visiting Fellowship at the Louis Walpole Library

May 3, 2017

I’ve been awarded a visiting fellowship by the Lewis Walpole Library so I will be travelling to Connecticut this summer and spending some time in the wonderful library in Farmington. It is run by Yale University and it has masses of eighteenth-century material –  in particular lots and lots of British prints. Can’t wait! Find out more here Lewis Walpole… Read More ›

Early Modern Satire: Themes Re-Evaluations and Practices

I have been invited to speak at a three-day conference on Early Modern Satire that is being organised by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden from 2-4 November 2017. I will be talking about a group of prints that represent Britain and their European enemies and allies as animals. The engravings were designed by French and British artists and they were… Read More ›

‘Super Size Caricature’ published in British Art Studies Issue 4

Super-size Caricature: Thomas Rowlandson’s Place des Victoires at the Society of Artists in 1783 Abstract The article analyses an ambitious caricature of the French that Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) exhibited in London in 1783. The broader context for the discussion is provided by several ideas that have been important to recent histories of British art, notably the rise of… Read More ›

Publication news

La caricature et la « déqualification » de l’art: le cas de Henry Bunbury (1750-1810) et de Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) This paper will be featuring in a volume of essays on visual satire that will be published in 2017 in a digital format. The project results from two conferences on satirical imagery that were held in Canada and France in 2014-15 (L’Histoire de… Read More ›

Making Britain Modern

Invited speaker for a conference celebrating the scholarship of Professor David H. Solkin and his outstanding contribution to the study of British art and which will be held at the Courtauld Institute of Art on July 2nd. Over the course of the day, Kay Dian Kriz, Meredith Gamer, Matthew Hargraves, Joseph Monteyne, John Chu, Richard… Read More ›

High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

A superb exhibition is currently showing at the Queen’s Gallery in London. It is curated by Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Collection and displays a great selection of the Rowlandson prints and drawings from the Windsor Castle collection. The catalogue is fantastic too with huge full-page illustrations with lots of colour and… Read More ›

Rowlandson and After: Rethinking Graphic Satire

Invited speaker for a study day on British graphic satire that is being co-organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London and the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The symposium also coincides with a new exhibition on the art of Thomas Rowlandson called High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson. For more information… Read More ›

Summer School at the Courtauld Institute of Art, July 2015

Modern Britain : Painting, Print-Culture and Patronage in the Eighteenth Century Dr Kate Grandjouan 20-24th July 2015 Visit to the Royal Society of Arts, Friday 24th July 2015 Course Description During the eighteenth century, British society was radically transformed by what was, in effect, a consumer revolution. Many quintessentially modern phenomena originate in the period : mass… Read More ›

James Gillray@200: Caricaturist without a Conscience?

Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th March 2015, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England Abstract: ‘Gillray’s French jokes: the ‘sick-list’ casualties of the 1790s’ For artists like James Gillray, churning out satirical images of the French in the 1790s was a necessary duty, and even more so for someone who, from 1798, was a salaried illustrator for the Anti-Jacobite Review…. Read More ›

L’image railleuse. La satire dans l’art et la culture visuelle, du 18e siècle à nos jours, Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, 25, 26 et 27 juin 2015

Colloque international organisé par l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, l’Université du Québec à Montréal et le LARHRA UMR 5190 de Lyon. See Image railleuse INHA Paris Abstract: Au début des années 1770, l’exposition à Londres de vues satiriques de Paris par l’artiste amateur Henry Bunbury (1750-1810) montre que la « déqualification » satirique (« deskilling », Petherbridge, 2010:… Read More ›

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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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