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Recent Reviews Posted at BSECS

Posted in reviews by Editor on August 9, 2012

Recent reviews at BSECS:


A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic

Location: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Event Date: August 2012
Reviewed By: Linda Troost, Washington & Jefferson College
A pantheon presenting the female face of the Early American Republic.

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Playing, Learning, Flirting: Printed Board Games from Eighteenth-Century France

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
Event Date: July 2012
Reviewed By: Jennifer Thorp, New College, Oxford
The long eighteenth century, as told via the revealing medium of the board game.

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Pieces of Wedgwood

Location: State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Event Date: July 2012
Reviewed By: Mark de Vitis, University of Sydney & National Art School, Sydney
A compact but illuminating reminder of Wedgwood’s Australian connection.

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Physionotraces: galerie de portraits, de la Révolution à l’Empire

Location: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Event Date: July 2012
Reviewed By: Dr Kate Grandjouan, The Courtauld Institute of Art
A diminutive yet potent display tracing the development of a revolutionary form of portraiture.

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The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland

Location: The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Event Date: June 2012
Reviewed By: Carly Collier, University of Warwick
This exciting exhibition about a defining event in Grand Tour history delivers the treasures of thorough archival research.

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Jane Austen’s Bookshop – An Exhibition

Location: Chawton House Library, Alton, Hampshire
Event Date: June 2012
Reviewed By: Judyta Frodyma, University of Oxford
Chawton House charms with an exhibition that brings the thriving network of eighteenth-century regional print culture back to life.

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The Comte de Vaudreuil: Courtier and Collector

Location: National Gallery, London
Event Date: June 2012
Reviewed By: Francesca Whitlum-Cooper, The Courtauld Institute of Art
A tiny exhibition with big potential, offering an innovative glimpse into eighteenth-century collecting practices.