Conference | European Portrait Miniatures

Posted in books, catalogues, conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 4, 2013

European Portrait Miniatures: Artists, Functions and Collections
Celle Castle, Celle, Germany, 25-27 January 2013

121655The conference is being held on the occasion of the opening of the fifth exhibition of the Tansey Collection and the publication of the accompanying catalogue Miniatures from the Time of Marie-Antoinette in the Tansey Collection on 25 January 2013.

Admission is free. Celle Castle as well as the Bomann-Museum nearby are within walking distance (20 minutes) from Celle railway station. Trains from Hannover take approximately 25 to 45 minutes (Deutsche Bahn, Metronom or S-Bahn). For more information and for registration, please contact bernd.pappe@miniaturen-tansey.de.

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F R I D A Y ,  2 5  J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 3

16:30  Opening of the exhibition Miniatures from the Time of Marie-Antoinette in the Tansey Collection

18:00  Visit of the exhibition and reception at the Bomann-Museum Celle

19:30  Dinner

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 6  J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 3

Objects, Agencies, and Social Practices

9:00  Marcia POINTON (Manchester), Intimacy, Exclusion and Revelation: The Portrait Miniature as Image and Object, ca. 1640-1800

9:30  Bert WATTEEUW (Antwerp), Miniature Dramas: The Portrait Miniature as a Literary Motif in Early Modern European Drama

10:00  Discussion

10:15  Coffee

Politics and Representation

10:45  Vanessa REMINGTON (London), ‘Philistines or Connoisseurs?’: The Collecting of Miniatures by the Early Hanoverians at the English Court, 1714-1760

11:15  Karin SCHRADER (Bad Nauheim), Between Representation and Intimacy: The Portrait Miniatures of the Georgian Queens

11:45  Friederike DRINKUTH (Schwerin), Intimacy and Ancestry: A Dynastic Souvenir for Queen Charlotte

12:15  Discussion

12:30  Lunch

13:45  Laurent HUGUES (Nîmes), The Commissions of Miniatures of the Royal Family from France According to the Archival Sources, 1725-1792

14:15  Sarah GRANT (London), Miniatures of the Princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792): The Portraiture, Patronage and Politics of a Royal Favourite

14:45  Sigrid RUBY (Gießen/Saarbrücken), Love Affairs with the Founding Father: Portrait Miniatures of George Washington – Modes of Creation and Display

15:15  Discussion

15:30  Coffee

European Miniature Collections (part I)

16:00  Stephen LLOYD (Edinburgh), A Group of Miniatures by Jacob van Doordt (fl. 1606 – d. 1629) in the Buccleuch Collection

16:30 Thierry JAEGY (Paris), Masterpieces of Miniature Painting in French Private Collections

17:00  Markus MILLER (Eichenzell), The Collection of Portrait Miniatures of the Landgraves and Grand Dukes of Hesse-Darmstadt

Andreas DOBLER (Eichenzell), The Miniature Collection of Empress Friedrich in Castle Fasanerie

17:45  Discussion

19:30  Dinner

S U N D A Y ,  2 7  J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 3

European Miniature Collections (part II)

9:00  Elizaveta ABRAMOVA (Saint Petersburg), The Collection of Miniatures from the State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

9:30  Izabela WIERCZINSKA (Warsaw), The Enchantment of History: Selected Masterpieces from the Miniatures Collection of the Great Dukes of Hesse and by Rhine

10:00  Discussion

10:15  Coffee

10:45  Astrid SCHERP (Munich), The Collection of Portrait Miniatures of Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz (1658-1716)

11:15  Lucyna LENCZNAROWICZ and Danuta GODYN (Cracow), The Highlights of the Miniatures Collection at the National Museum in Cracow

11:45  Discussion

12:00  Lunch

Techniques and Materials

13:15  Emma RUTHERFORD (London), The Plumbago Portrait in Britain

13:45  Julia SEDDA (Berlin), Silhouettes: The Fashionable Paper Portrait Miniature around 1800

14:15  Discussion

Miniature Painters

14:30  Nathalie LEMOINE-BOUCHARD (Paris), Charles-Paul-Jérôme de Bréa (1739-1820) and his Work in Miniature

15:00  Coffee

15:30  Catherine DE LEUSSE (Paris), Mme. Herbelin, a Miniaturist of the July Monarchy and of the Second Empire

16:00  Roger and Carmela ARTURI PHILLIPS (Ferndown, Dorset), Miniature Painting in the 20th Century

16:30  Discussion

16:45  Closing Remarks

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From Artbooks.com:

Catalogue: Juliane Schmieglitz-Otten and Bernd Pappe, Miniaturen der Zeit Marie Antoinettes aus der Sammlung Tansey / Miniatures from the Time of Marie Antoinette in the Tansey Collection (Munich: Hirmer, 2013), 500 pages, ISBN: 978-3777490212, $105.

The Tansey miniatures, now housed in the Bomann Museum in Celle, form one of the most significant collections of European miniature paintings. Miniatures from the Time of Marie Antoinette in the Tansey Collection is the fifth book in a series exploring this collection by key periods; 168 works, mostly by French artists, are examined in actual size using the outstanding photographs of Birgitt Schmedding. The final 50 years of the 18th century constituted one of the most magnificent periods in the art of miniature painting, with regard to both style and technique. The artists, who produced these portraits for private gifts, not only excelled in applying watercolours to ivory, but also expressed great ingenuity in their representations of affection and love. The authors Bernd Pappe and Juliane Schmieglitz-Otten, both renowned connoisseurs in this field, detail and analyse each work. Introductory essays by leading specialists provide further insights into this fascinating time for miniature painting. The Tansey Collection, started about thirty years ago by the German-American couple Lieselotte and Ernest Tansey, was donated in part to the Bomann Museum in Celle 1997.

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