September 2012 conference - Department of History of Art, University of York (2024)

11.00-12.00pm Registration& coffee

12.00-12.30pm Lunch



Mark Hallett
(University of York)

followed by

Penelope Curtis
(Director, Tate Britain)



Malcolm Baker (University of California, Riverside)
‘Masons, statuaries and sculptors: reconsidering the place of sculpture in British art and its histories 1660-1735’

Chair: Mark Hallett

2.30-3.00pmTea and Coffee

3.00-5.00pmSESSION 1

Panel 1:
Netherlandish influences on British Art (Chair: Charles Ford)

Sander Karst
(Vereniging Rembrandt)
‘The participation of Dutch migrant artists in the London art market at the end of the seventeenth century’
karst-abstract (PDF , 94kb)

Karen Hearn (Tate Britain 1990-2012, University College London)
‘Constructing physical perfection? Patches and spots in late17th century British and Netherlandish portraits'
Hearn-abstract (PDF , 120kb)

Craig Ashley Hanson (Calvin College, Michigan)
‘Looking to the lowlands: Anglo-Dutch relations and artistic continuities in the decades after 1688’
hanson-abstract (PDF , 114kb)

Panel 2: Aristocratic patronage
(Chair: Anthony Geraghty)

Lydia Hamlett (University of York/Tate Britain)
‘Rupture through Realism: Louis Laguerre’s murals at Marlborough House'
Hamlett-abstract (PDF , 82kb)

Susan E. Gordon (University of Leicester)
‘The English garden, c. 1660-1735: breaking the mould at Castle Howard’
gordon-abstract (PDF , 107kb)

Lauren Dudley (University of Birmingham)
‘Reconstructing the fragments of the past: British identity built on ruins?’
dudley-abstract (PDF , 111kb)

Panel 3: Art writing in Britain
(Chair: Nigel Llewellyn)

Caroline Good (University of York/Tate Britain)
‘Graham’s Short Account (1695) and Buckeridge’s Essay Towards an English School (1706)’
good-abstract (PDF , 111kb)

Amy Todman (University of Glasgow)
‘John Dunstall and The Art of Delineation, or Drawing
todman-abstract (PDF , 108kb)

Peter Forsaith (Oxford Brookes University)
‘Protestantism, piety and portraiture: religion and painting in times of transition’
forsaith-abstract (PDF , 115kb)

Panel 4: British portraiture
(Chair: Martin Postle)

Sarah Moulden (University of East Anglia)
‘Turning turk: Andrea Soldi's portraits of Levant Company merchants, c.1730-36’
moulden-abstract (PDF , 90kb)

David A. Brewer (Ohio State University)
‘Authors and objecthood’
brewer-abstract (PDF , 105kb)

Jacqueline Riding (University of York)
‘Highmore's portrait of The Lee Family (1736)’
riding-abstract (PDF , 108kb)

Kate Retford (Birkbeck College)
‘Connoisseurial conversations: Gawen Hamilton’s Sir James Thornhill Showing his Poussin to his Friends
retford-abstract (PDF , 124kb)

6.30-8.00pmDrinks Reception at York City Art Gallery



Diana Dethloff & Charles Ford (University College London)
‘Where spheres collide: the public, private and intimate business of Roger North’

Chair: Nigel LLewellyn

10.30-11.00 amTea & coffee

11.00-1.00pm SESSION 2

Panel 5: Art & Virtuosi
(Chair: Mark Jenner)

Stephen Lloyd (Independent Art Historian)
‘“…il celebre David Paton pittor di chiaroscuro…”: an Edinburgh limner at Ham House and the Medici court’
lloyd-abstract (PDF , 106kb)

Helen Pierce (University of Aberdeen)
‘“This Ingenious young Gent and excellent artist”: William Lodge (1649-1689) and the York Virtuosi’
pierce-abstract (PDF , 114kb)

Arlene Leis (University of York)
‘“Ladys and Virtusae” in the portrait print collection of Samuel Pepys’
leis-abstract (PDF , 108kb)

Panel 6: The Later Stuarts (I): Charles II and court
(Chair: Brett Dolman)

Erin Griffey (University of Auckland)
‘The art of display at the court of Charles II’
griffey-abstract (PDF , 91kb)

Helen Wyld (National Trust)
‘Charles II and tapestry’
wyld-abstract (PDF , 110kb)

Susan Jenkins (English Heritage)
‘Collecting patterns: artists from the court of Charles II in the collection at Audley End House’
jenkins-abstract (PDF , 113kb)

Panel 7: Prospects
(Chair: Sarah Monks)

Simon Turner (Independent Art Historian)
‘“Things resembling graves & solid rocks”: Wenceslaus Hollar and Tangier in 1669’
turner-abstract (PDF , 116kb)

Ailsa Hutton (University of Glasgow)
‘John Slezer’s Theatrum Scotiae: prospects of seventeenth-century Scotland’
hutton-abstract (PDF , 108kb)

Emily Mann (Courtauld Institute)
‘Making plans, improving prospects: a printed prospectus of English settlements in West Africa’
MANN-abstract (PDF , 106kb)

Panel 8: Print, copies and communication
(Chair: Mark Hallett)

Martin Myrone (Tate Britain)
‘Engraving’s third dimension’
myrone-abstract (PDF , 86kb)

Anne Puetz (Courtauld Institute)
'Useful, profitable and curious: the emergence of the design print in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain'
puetz-abstract (PDF , 88kb)

Peter Moore (University of York/Tate Britain)
'Portrait Prints in British Colonial America c.1718-1728: Reconstructions and Transformations'
moore-abstract (PDF , 104kb)

1.00-1.45 pmLunch

Visit to Beningbrough Hall

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1.45 pmMeet at the King's Manor Porter's Lodge to be escorted to coaches in Marygate

2.00pmCoaches set off fromMarygateto Beningbrough Hall

2.30-5.30pmVisit to Beningbrough Hall (National Trust)

5.30pmDepart Beningbrough for York

7.00pmConference dinner at the King's Manor



David Solkin (Courtauld Institute)

From The Escape of Charles II’ to The Life of Charles I: The first revolution in English history painting’

Chair: Martin Myrone

10.30-11.00amTea & coffee

11.00am-1.00pmSESSION 3

Panel 9: Rebuilding projects
(Chair: Christine Stevenson)

Anya Matthews (Courtauld Institute)
‘“With honour yet frugality”: the rebuilding of the Livery Company Halls after the Great Fire of London’
matthews-abstract (PDF , 110kb)

Eleonora Pistis (University of Oxford)
‘Oxford 1708-1714: Nicholas Hawksmoor and the renovatio urbis’
pistis-abstract (PDF , 108kb)

Peter N. Lindfield-Ott (University of St Andrews)
‘Early Gothic-Revivalism: the reconstruction and transformation of medieval architecture, and the formation of Gothic-Revival furniture’
Lindfield-Ott-abstract (PDF , 117kb)

Panel 10: The Later Stuarts (II): Image and reception
(Chair: Diana Dethloff)

Claudine van Hensbergen (University of York/Tate Britain)
‘Queen Anne by the seaside: Sir Jacob Bancks, Francis Bird and the Minehead commission (1715)’
van-hensbergen-abstract (PDF , 63kb)

Brett Dolman (Historic Royal Palaces)
'The shock of the New'
Dolman-abstract (PDF , 91kb)

Sebastian Edwards (Historic Royal Palaces)
‘The empty bed: the reception of the monarch at the country house between the Restoration and the Hanoverian succession’
edwards-abstract (PDF , 108kb)

Panel 11: Other painting histories
(Chair: Mark Hallett)

Margaret Dalivalle (University of Oxford)
‘“Surrogates, stand-ins and charming imposters”: the status of copies in seventeenth-century England’
Dalivalle-abstract (PDF , 90kb)

Darragh O’Donoghue (Trinity College, Dublin)
‘Irish naïve painting in the first half of the 18th century’
o'donoghue-abstract (PDF , 114kb)

Panel 12: Artists and collecting
(Chair: Martin Myrone)

Richard Stephens (University of York)
‘The Palace of Westminster as a centre of the art trade’

Rudolf Dekker (Huizinga Institute, Amsterdam)
‘Constantijn Huygens Jr.: art advisor to King William III’
dekker-abstract (PDF , 94kb)

Richard Johns (Royal Museums Greenwich)
‘Death of the artist: the sale of James Thornhill’s collection’
johns-abstract (PDF , 106kb)



‘Court, Country City?: reflections on the present state of the field’

Chaired by Martin Myrone (Tate Britain)
Panel: Nigel Llewellyn (Tate Britain), Sarah Monks (University of East Anglia) and Christine Stevenson (Courtauld Institute)


Mark Hallett (University of York)

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