HBA Publication Grant

Posted in books, opportunities, resources by Editor on November 22, 2010

Historians of British Art 2010 Publication Grant
Due by 31 January 2011

The Historians of British Art (HBA) invites applications for its 2011 publication grant. The society will award up to $500 to offset publication costs of, or to support additional research for, a journal article or book manuscript in the field of British visual culture that has been accepted by a publisher. Applicants must be current members of HBA. To apply, send a 500-word project description, publication information (name of journal or press and projected publication date), budget, and CV to Renate Dohmen, HBA Prize Committee chair.

Reviewed: ‘James Barry’

Posted in books, reviews by Editor on November 22, 2010

Recently added to caa.reviews:

Tom Dunne and William L. Pressly, eds., James Barry, 1741–1806: History Painter (Burlington: Ashgate, 2010), 300 pages, ISBN: 9780754666349, $114.95.

Reviewed by Jonathan Rinck, Department of Art, Spring Arbor University; posted 10 November 2010.

The writing of ‘James Barry, 1741–1806: History Painter’ was occasioned by the bicentennial of Barry’s death, an event commemorated by the exhibition ‘James Barry (1741–1806): “The Great Historical Painter”’ at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland, in 2005, and followed by a related symposium in February 2006. This book contains fourteen papers given at that conference, presented by a uniformly capable cross-section of scholars ranging from the graduate student to the seasoned authority. The expressed intent of the collection is to help correct the regrettably scant corpus of scholarship devoted to this Irish painter. The topics of the essays are diverse, but the book is cohesive in its enlightening and informative narrative of Barry as, if not the greatest of British eighteenth-century history painters, then as one of its most fascinating and fervent proponents. . . .

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