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2022 Berger Prize for British Art History

Posted in books by Editor on December 15, 2022

From The British Art Journal, with the full long list available here:

Adriano Aymonino’s Enlightened Eclecticism: The Grand Design of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland is the winner of the 2022 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.

The annual prize was created in 2001 to recognize excellence in the field of British art history by the Berger Collection Educational Trust and The British Art Journal in honor of the late American collector and patron William M. B. Berger (1925–1999), who amassed a serious collection of British paintings, which was gifted to the Denver Art Museum in 2019.

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• David Alexander, A Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Engravers, 1714–1820 (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2022), 1120 pages, ISBN: 978-1913107215, £75.

• Adriano Aymonino, Enlightened Eclecticism: The Grand Design of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2021), 400 pages, ISBN: 978-1913107178, £50.

• Manolo Guerci, London’s ‘Golden Mile’: The Great Houses of the Strand, 1550–1650 (London: Paul Mellon Centre, 2021), 336 pages, ISBN: 978-1913107239, £50.

• Kenneth McConkey, Towards the Sun: The Artist-Traveller at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2021), 260 pages, ISBN: 978-1913645083, £50.

• Cicely Robinson, ed, Henry Scott Tuke (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022), 160 pages, ISBN: 978-0300265842, £20 / £30.

1 8 t h – C E N T U R Y  O F F E R I N G S  O N  T H E  L O N G  L I S T

• David Alexander, A Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Engravers, 1714–1820 (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2022), 1120 pages, ISBN: 978-1913107215, £75.

• Malcolm Andrews, A Sweet View: The Making of an English Idyll (London: Reaktion Books, 2022), 352 pages, ISBN: 978-1789144987, £35.

• Adriano Aymonino, Enlightened Eclecticism: The Grand Design of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2021), 400 pages, ISBN: 978-1913107178, £50.

• Rosemary Baird Andreae, Huguenots, Apothecaries, Gardeners and Squires: The Garniers of Rookesbury, Hampshire (Exeter: Short Run Press, 2021), 52 pages, ISBN: 978-0907473237, £10.

• Tristram Hunt, The Radical Potter: The Life and Times of Josiah Wedgwood (Metropolitan Books, 2021), 352 pages, ISBN: 978-1250128348, £25.

• François Marandet, with prefaces by Emmanuelle Delapierre and Robin Simon, Louis Chéron (1655–1725): L’ambition du dessin parfait (Ballan-Miré: Illustria Librairie des Musées, 2022), 288 pages, ISBN: ‎978-2354040956, 30€.

• Simon Martin, Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists (Chichester: Pallant House Gallery, distributed by Yale University Press, 2022), 192 pages, ISBN: 978-1869827755, £25.

• Susan Sloman, Gainsborough in London (London: Modern Art Press, 2021), 412 pages, ISBN: 978-0956800787, £35.

• Cathryn Spence, Nature’s Favourite Child: Thomas Robins and the Art of the Georgian Garden (Bradford-on-Avon: Stephen Morris, 2021), 312 pages, ISBN: 978-1838472634, £40.

• David Stacey, Art and Industry: Seven Artists in Search of an Industrial Revolution in Britain (London: Unicorn Publishing Group, 2021), 176 pages, ISBN: 978-1913491291, £25.

• Allen Staley, Copley and West in England, 1775–1815 (London: Burlington Press, 2021), 176 pages, ISBN: 978-1916237803, £35.

• Christina Strunck, Britain and the Continent, 1660–1727: Political Crisis and Conflict Resolution in Mural Paintings at Windsor, Chelsea, Chatsworth, Hampton Court and Greenwich (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021), 528 pages, ISBN: 978-3110729610, £29.

• Adrian Tinniswood, Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the Post-War Country House (New York: Vintage Publishing, 2021), 416 pages, ISBN: 978-1787331785, £30.

• Joseph Viscomi, William Blake’s Printed Paintings: Methods, Origins, Meanings (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2021), 256 pages, ISBN: 978-1913107208, £40.

Decorative Arts Trust Announces Failey Grant Recipients for 2023

Posted in opportunities, resources by Editor on December 15, 2022

The British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) project researches makers such as Giles Grendey, whose 1735–40 card table is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection; lacquered and gilded beech, lined with felt (New York: The Met, Gift of Louis J. Boury, 1937, 37.114).

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From the press release:

The Decorative Arts Trust announced that the 2023 Dean F. Failey Grant recipients will be British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) in London, England; The Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP) in Hallowell, Maine; Preservation Long Island (PLI) in Cold Spring Harbor, New York; and Stenton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Failey Grant program provides support for noteworthy research, exhibition, publication, and conservation projects through the Dean F. Failey Fund, named in honor of the Trust’s late Governor. Preference is given to projects that employ or are led by emerging professionals in the museum field. Failey Grant applications are due October 31 annually.

Anne Reckless Emlen, Shellwork grotto, 1757, Philadelphia (Stenton, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania).

BIFMO will hire interns to research immigrant tradespeople in New York City, Philadelphia, Annapolis, and Baltimore under the guidance of BIFMO managing editor Laurie Lindey, digital editor Jonathan Blaney, and BIFMO project manager Adriana Turpin.

CPWP will develop a virtual museum of historic painted interiors under the direction of project coordinators Margaret Gaertner and Linda Carter Lefko.

PLI will produce the book Promoting Long Island: The Art of Edward Lange, 1870–1889, edited by PLI curator Lauren Brincat and PLI curatorial fellow Peter Fedoryk with essays from these editors as well as from Jennifer L. Anderson, Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Sarah Kautz, and Joshua Ruff.

Stenton, a historic house museum administered by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will conserve a 1757 shellwork grotto by Anne Reckless Emlen, led by Stenton curator Laura Keim, Stenton curatorial assistant Kaila Temple, and conservator Lara Kaplan.

More information is available here»

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