Online Workshops | Egypt in Early-Modern Antiquarian Imagery

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 26, 2022

From the Antiquitatum Thesaurus research project:

Ägypten in der frühneuzeitlichen antiquarischen Bildwelt
Egypt in Early-Modern Antiquarian Imagery
Online Workshops, 5 May, 2 June, and 7 July 2022

Antiquitatum Thesaurus: Antiquities in European Visual Sources from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

On the occasion of this year’s anniversaries of important milestones in the recent reception of Egypt, the academy project Antiquitatum Thesaurus devotes three digital workshops in the summer semester of 2022 to the perception of the land on the Nile in the early modern period. The focus will be on various personal motivations of some of the protagonists, the antiquarian or scientific methods they used, and a broad spectrum of media in which the engagement with Egyptian or Egyptianizing artifacts and images was reflected from the 15th to the 18th century. In addition, current research projects present their perspectives on the reception of Egypt.

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 4pm

• Michail Chatzidakis (Berlin), „Ad summam sui verticem pyramidalem in figuram vidimus ascendentes […] anti quissimum Phoenicibus caracteribus epigramma conspeximus“. Bemerkungen zu den ägyptischen Reisen Ciriacos d’Ancona
• Catharine Wallace (West Chester), Pirro Ligorio and the Late Renaissance Memory of Egypt in Rome
• Stefan Baumann (Trier), Project Presentation: Early Egyptian Travel Accounts from Late Antiquity to Napoleon

Please register at: https://bit.ly/3LQWgMB

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Thursday, 2 June 2022, 4pm

• Maren Elisabeth Schwab (Kiel), Herodots Ägypten im Interessenshorizont italienischer Antiquare
• Alfred Grimm (München), Osiris cum capite Accipitris. Zu einem Objekt aus der Bellori-Sammlung und dem Barberinischen „Osiris“
• Florian Ebeling (München), Project Presentation: Handwörterbuch zur Geschichte der Ägyptenrezeption

Please register at: https://bit.ly/3O4dS9O

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Thursday, 7 July 2022, 4pm

• Guillaume Sellier (Montréal), Oldest Egyptian Artefacts in Canada: The Quebec Palace Intendant’s Amulets
• Valentin Boyer (Paris), „Sphinxomanie“ durch die Ikonographie ägyptisierender Exlibris
• Nils Hempel, Timo Strauch (BBAW), Project Presentation: Antiquitatum Thesaurus. Antiken in den europäischen Bildquel­len des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts

Please register at: https://bit.ly/3rd7T8z

Online Lecture | Tessa Murdoch on Huguenot Art and Culture

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 21, 2022

This afternoon from the YCBA:

Tessa Murdoch, Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture through the YCBA Collections
Online, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 21 April 2022, noon

William Hogarth, Mr. Garrick in the Character of Richard III, 1746, engraving (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art).

The Yale Center for British Art is pleased to present an online lecture on Thursday, 21 April 2022, at 12pm by Tessa Murdoch about Huguenot artistic production in early modern London. Focusing on the museum’s collections, Murdoch examines an array of paintings, prints, drawings, maps, and sculpture with notable examples including François Gasselin’s 1692 drawing View of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and William Hogarth and Charles Grignion’s 1746 engraving Mr. Garrick in the Character of Richard III. This talk is based on research completed for her recent book Europe Divided: Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture (V&A publishing, 2021), which traces the international networks and artistic products created by French Protestant artists and craftsman in the wake of the Huguenot diaspora in the late seventeenth century.

Registration is available here»

Tessa Murdoch PhD FSA worked at the Museum of London (1981–1990) and at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1990–2021) where she was the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Research Curator from 2019. She is an adviser for the National Trust and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, a board member of the Idlewild Trust, and chair of trustees of the Huguenot Museum, Rochester. Murdoch’s most recent book, Europe Divided: Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture, was published by the V&A in 2021. She is currently consulting on the forthcoming publication Great Irish Households: Inventories from the Long Eighteenth Century (2022), and is co-editing, with Heike Zech, A Cultural History of Craft in the Age of Enlightenment (expected 2024).

Online Talk | Paweł Gołyźniak on Philipp von Stosch

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 17, 2022

From The Wallace Collection:

Paweł Gołyźniak, Philipp von Stosch and His Circle: Collecting and Studying of Ancient Engraved Gems, from Antiquarianism to Proto-Archaeology
Online, The Wallace Collection, London, 25 April 2022, 17.30 (BST)

Paweł Gołyźniak’s research traces and examines Philipp von Stosch’s (1691–1757) collecting, antiquarian, and scholarly activities in terms of engraved gems on the basis of the unknown pictorial (drawings) and archival sources. The discovery of nearly 2300 unknown gem drawings in the Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow gives an opportunity to present him as one of the most instrumental figures of 18th-century antiquarianism. The seminar will discuss Stosch’s outstanding collection of intaglios and glass gems, and most importantly his scholarly projects: starting from his celebrated book Gemmae antiquae caelatae published in 1724 in Amsterdam, through to his attempts to write a supplement to that study, documentation of his own collection of gems and other European gem cabinets, and, finally, the virtually unknown project Histoire universaille, meant to reflect history, mythologies, and customs of the ancient Egyptians, Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans, combined with a reconstruction of the history of glyptic art.

For all his enterprises, Stosch commissioned large quantities of drawings that were produced in a truly archaeological vein with attention paid to such issues as material, form, right proportions, state of preservation, provenance, etc. of the reproduced gems. Often the gems received extensive commentaries explaining their iconography and providing analogies in sculpture, reliefs, wall paintings, and coins. Relevant passages in ancient literary sources were also referenced. The study of Stosch’s scholarly activities advances our understanding of emergence of archaeology as a scientific discipline. The discovered pictorial documentation provokes us to hypothesise that Stosch, his collecting, and scholarly enterprises greatly inspired and influenced Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) in writing his first synthesis of ancient art (Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums) published in 1764.

This talk will be hosted online through Zoom and The Wallace Collection’s YouTube channel.

Pawel Golyzniak is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow.


Lecture Series | 2022 Wallace Seminars on Collections and Collecting

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 17, 2022

This year’s Wallace Seminar Series on Collections and Collecting:

2022 Wallace Collection Seminars on the History of Collections and Collecting
Online and/or In-Person (depending upon session), The Wallace Collection, London, last Monday of most months

Established in 2006, The Seminars in the History of Collecting series helps fulfil The Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries in Paris and London. Seminars are normally held on the last Monday of each month, excluding August and December. They act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of collecting, and are open to curators, academics, historians, archivists and all those with an interest in the subject. Each seminar is 45–60 minutes long, with time for Q&A.

Book your place via the Wallace Collection website. Bookings will open a few weeks before each seminar. A detailed summary of each forthcoming seminar will be provided around the same time. Please also check the website nearer the time to find out whether the seminar will be held in person at the Wallace Collection, or online via Zoom.

Monday, 17 January
Lelia Packer (Curator of Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German, and Pre-1600 Paintings, The Wallace Collection), The Laughing Cavalier, the ‘Mad Marquis’, and the Revival of Frans Hals

Monday, 28 February
Malika Zekhni (PhD Candidate, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge), Between Empires and beyond Labels: Collecting and Presenting Central Asia in British Museums

Monday, 28 March
John D. Ward (Head of Silver and Vertu Department, Sotheby’s, New York), The Lost George J. Gould Collection and the Beginning of Duveen Taste in America

Monday, 25 April
Paweł Gołyźniak (Research Fellow, Department of Classical Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland), Philipp von Stosch (1691–1757) and His Circle: Collecting and Studying of Ancient Engraved Gems, from Antiquarianism to Proto-Archaeology

Monday, 30 May
Simon Kelly (Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum), Collector, Photographer, Art Critic: The Multiple Roles of Paul Casimir-Périer (1812–1897)

Monday, 27 June
John E. Davies (Independent Scholar), Ancient and Modern: The Collecting Habit of John Campbell, First Baron Cawdor (1755–1821)

Monday, 25 July
Felicity Myrone (Lead Curator, Western Prints and Drawings, British Library, London), Prints and Drawings at the British Library: Revealing Hidden Collections

Monday, 26 September
Feng Schöneweiß (PhD Candidate, University of Heidelberg), Provenancing the Dragoon Vases: Porcelain, Architecture, and Monumentality in German Antiquarianism, 1700–1933

Monday, 31 October
Rosie Razzall (Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust, London), Paul Sandby’s Collection of Drawings

Monday, 28 November
Tom Hardwick (Consulting Curator of Egyptology, Houston Museum of Natural Science), Wonderfully Expensive Things: Howard Carter and the Market for Egyptian Art, 1920–1940

Online Talks | HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase, Spring 2022

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 16, 2022

HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase
Online, Saturday, 23 April 2022, 12.30–2.00pm (ET)

Please save the date for HECAA’s Spring 2022 Emerging Scholars Showcase, scheduled for Saturday, 23 April 2022. The showcase will take place from 12.30 to 2pm Eastern Time (a time slot that allows us to accommodate presenters from five different time zones). Registration is available here.

We hope you’ll join us for eight exciting presentations:
1  Chiara Betti (SAS: Institute of English Studies), Richard Rawlinson (1690–1755) and His Printing Plates
2  Demetra Vogiatzaki (Harvard University), On Marvels and Stones: Architecture and Virtuality in Late Eighteenth-Century France
3  Nandita Punj (Rutgers University), Jain Artistic Practices and Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century Bikaner
4  Tamara Ambramovitch (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Cutting Edges: The Symbolic and Social Role of Frames in Eighteenth-Century France
5  Jean Chistensen (Southern Methodist University), ‘In the Style of a Sovereign’: The Politics of Beauty and Disability in Queen Anne’s Portraiture
6  Aubrey Hobart (Savannah College of Art and Design), Reading Inhumanity in the Casta Paintings of New Spain
7  Felix Martin (RWTH Aachen University), The Inhabited Monument: Sir William Chambers’s Casino at Marino in Dublin
8  Anastasia Michopoulou (University of Crete), Aedes Pembrochianae: Displaying and Publishing the Collections in Wilton House

Please note that the order of presenters is subject to change.

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Note (added 16 April)— The original posting, based on a ‘save-the-date’ email sent to HECAA members, included nine speakers. The updated posting reflects the latest program, along with the registration link. CH


Online Talk | Christopher Webster on Late Georgian Churches

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 14, 2022

St Mary, Paddington Green, London, 1788–91, designed by John Plaw. It is a one of the finest surviving interiors from the late Georgian period, one carefully designed for the auditory worship of the age. (Photograph by Geoff Brandwood).

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Presented by the Ecclesiological Society:

Christopher Webster, Late-Georgian Churches: A Reassessment
Online and In-person, Art Workers’ Guild, London, Thursday, 21 April 2022, 7pm

In the summer of 2022, Christopher Webster’s book Late-Georgian Churches: Anglican Architecture, Patronage, and Church-Going in England, 1790–1840 will be published by John Hudson Publishing. It will be the first comprehensive study of church-building in the late Georgian period. After centuries of post-Reformation inactivity, the Church of England began to address the desperate shortage of accommodation and build on a huge scale. Almost all the leading architects were involved and, amongst approximately 1500 new churches, there are some outstanding designs—buildings of the very highest order architecturally. The lecture will examine these churches, free from the Ecclesiological zeal that condemned them and has, for so long, prevented their serious study. It will consider them in the context of Georgian auditory worship and the period’s attitudes to the architecture of the past. Revealing some remarkable buildings, the talk will also explore what church-going involved at the time.

The Ecclesiological Society’s annual general meeting (for ES members) will begin at 6.30pm followed at 7.00 by Dr. Webster’s lecture (for the general public).

We are excited to provide the option of attending the annual meeting and this lecture either in-person at the Art Workers’ Guild or by Zoom for those who would like to join from home. Current government regulations suggest the in-person option will be entirely feasible, and it is the organisers’ intention that it be available: only new government restrictions will remove that option. After so long, we would love to see you in person and to enjoy a glass of wine! In the event, however, of new regulations, the lecture will still take place, though solely as a Zoom event–in which case it is assumed that all those who have booked for ‘live’ attendance will be content to move online. For those who opt to join us via Zoom, the link to the meeting will be sent a couple of days in advance.

Online Talk | Anne Helmreich on the Future of Art Market Studies

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 12, 2022

From Art Market Studies:

Anne Helmreich | Charting our Future: Art Market Studies & Provenance Research in a Digital Age
The 2022 Hugo Helbing Lecture
Online, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, 27 April 2022, 18.15 (CET)

Frans Hogenberg and Abraham Ortelius, Typvs Orbis Terrarvm, detail (Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1584?) https://www.loc.gov/item/2017585795/

‘Here be dragons’, a trope used by Western early modern mapmakers to signify uncharted or dangerous territories may also describe attitudes to digital approaches in art history within certain circles. But if we aim to understand the histories of art markets at scale and over space and time, we must set sail. This talk will chart potential future directions for art market studies and provenance research, exploring both possibilities and challenges offered by digital methods. To frame this exploration, the talk will draw on complex issues raised by the transatlantic art trade at the turn of the last century and its key nodes of New York and London. In particular, it is concerned with the role played by dealers, such as Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Knoedler, Yamanaka & Co., and Hagop Kevorkian, and the different forms of archival evidence we can deploy to study this question, ranging from paper documents produced at the time—stockbooks, exhibition catalogues and reviews, correspondence, photographs, etc.—to today’s digital databases and online museum catalogues.

Anne Helmreich is Associate Director, Getty Foundation, and formerly Associate Director, Digital Initiatives, Getty Research Institute, both of the J. Paul Getty Trust. She has also served as Dean, TCU College of Fine Arts; Senior Program Officer, The Getty Foundation; and Associate Professor of Art History and Director, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University. Her current research focuses on the history of the art market and the productive intersection of the digital humanities and art history. Her essay “The Art Market as a System, Florence Levy’s Statistics” appeared in American Art in Fall 2020. “Purpose-built: Duveen and the Commercial Art Gallery,” co-authored with Edward Sterrett and Sandra van Ginhoven, was published by Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide in Summer 2021. She and Pamela Fletcher recently co-authored “Digital Methods and the Study of the Art Market” for The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History (Routledge, 2020) and the epilogue to Art Crossing Borders: The Internationalisation of the Art Market in the Age of Nation States, 1750–1914 (Brill, 2019).

The lecture will also take place via Zoom; you can attend via the following link:
Meeting-ID: 856 5934 5839 | Password: 148258

Online Talk | Database Presentation: Black People in European Sculpture

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 9, 2022

Presented by the Public Statues and Sculpture Association:

Vicky Avery, Database Presentation: Black People in European Sculpture, 1450 to the Present Day
Online, Public Statues and Sculpture Association, Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 1.30pm

Jacob Epstein, First Portrait of Roma of Barbados (detail), ca. 1932, bronze (Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, M.1-1945).

Vicky Avery is keen to share her new sculpture mapping database with the PSSA in order to get critical feedback on its pilot phase—which focuses exclusively on sculpture located in the UK—before she applies for further funding. The database aims to increase expert and lay understanding of, and engagement with, sculptures of Black people created from 1450 onwards by artists born in, or based in, the continent of Europe. This is a neglected but important category of Western art, which needs urgent research and reinterpretation.

Dr Victoria Avery has been Keeper of the Applied Arts Department at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, since 2010, prior to which she was Associate Professor in the History of Art Department, University of Warwick. Vicky has researched, lectured, and published widely on all aspects the applied arts, especially on European sculpture and Italian Renaissance bronzes, most recently editing the monograph Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze. She has also been responsible for co-curating several ambitious, interdisciplinary, research-led collaborative exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam, most recently Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500–1800. She is currently co-curating a legacies-related exhibition, Enslavement and Resistance: Cambridge’s World History (working title, 25 July 2023 — 7 January 2024).

Exhibition Programming | Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman

Posted in exhibitions, lectures (to attend), museums, online learning by Editor on April 8, 2022

I noted the exhibition in February but included no programming information. Perrin Stein’s introduction is still available to watch on YouTube, and Daniella Berman will focus on a selection of works in her upcoming “Conversations with a Scholar” sessions. Berman will also lead three public tours. CH

Virtual Opening | Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman
Online, 28 February 2022 [and still available via YouTube]

Join Perrin Stein, Curator, in the Department of Drawings and Prints, for a virtual tour of Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman, the first exhibition devoted to works on paper by the celebrated French artist. David navigated vast artistic and political divides throughout his life—from his birth in Paris in 1748 to his death in exile in Brussels in 1825—and his iconic works captured the aspirations and suffering of a nation, while addressing timeless themes that continue to resonate today. Through the lens of his preparatory studies, the exhibition looks beyond his public successes to chart the moments of inspiration and the progress of ideas. Visitors will follow the artist’s process as he gave form to the neoclassical style and created major canvases that shaped the public’s perceptions of historical events in the years before, during, and after the French Revolution. Organized chronologically, the exhibition features more than eighty drawings and oil sketches—including rarely loaned or newly discovered works—drawn from the collections of The Met and dozens of institutional and private lenders.

From The Met:

Conversation with a Scholar | Daniella Berman on Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mondays, 11 and 25 April 2022, 11.00am

Join Daniella Berman for a lively 30-minute dialogue, exploring a selection of objects from the exhibition Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman. Free with museum admission. Please note: Limited space is allotted on a first come, first served basis.

In addition, Berman will lead three public tours of the exhibition on the following dates:
Friday, 22 April 2022, 2.00pm
Friday, 6 May 2022, 10.30am
Monday, 9 May 2022, 2.00pm

Daniella Berman, a doctoral candidate in art history and archaeology at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, is the 2019–20 Marica and Jan Vilcek Fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Met.



Online Talk | Cabinet Cup and Stand by Thomas Baxter

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 7, 2022

From Rienzi:

Misty Flores | Worcester Cabinet Cup and Stand by Thomas Baxter
Online, Rienzi, MFAH, Houston, Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1pm (Central Time)

Worcester Porcelain Manufactory, Thomas Baxter, Cabinet Cup and Stand, ca. 1814–16, porcelain (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Photograph: Bonham, 2021).

This Worcester porcelain cup depicts Mirza Abu’l Hassan Khan (1776–1845), the Persian ambassador sent to the English court in 1809. A figure of much fascination while in England, he was the subject of prints and poetry and was even depicted on porcelain objects. Find out more about this Cabinet Cup and Stand, newly acquired by Rienzi, during this free 30-minute talk with assistant curator Misty Flores. Live via Zoom.

Registration is available here»

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