Online Talk | Corey Brennan on the Villa Aurora

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on January 19, 2022

The sale of the Casino di Villa Ludovisi (Villa Aurora) has—understandably—generated lots of media attention (see the full announcement for press links), and at least some of the finds have involved the eighteenth century . . .

T. Corey Brennan, Inside the ‘World’s Most Expensive Home’: A Decade of Rutgers Research at the Villa Aurora in Rome
Online, 20 January 2022, noon (EST)

The Villa Aurora in Rome—for precisely 400 years the home of the papal Boncompagni Ludovisi family—will go on auction this month with an asking price of $532 million dollars. Called by one leading art historian a “sort of seventeenth-century Sistine Chapel,” the Villa Aurora boasts famous mural art by more than a dozen major artists, including a unique 1597 ceiling painting by Caravaggio. In this richly illustrated talk, Professor Corey Brennan will discuss this landmark sale, his decade-long collaboration with the owners—†HSH Prince Nicolò and HSH Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi—and the discoveries inside the Villa made with over two dozen Rutgers undergraduate students. This virtual presentation, open to the public, will take place on Thursday, 20 January 2022, 12:00–1:00pm (EST). Registration information is available here.

Online Study Day | Joshua Johnson: Conversations and New Discoveries

Posted in conferences (to attend), exhibitions, online learning by Editor on January 8, 2022

This online study day is held in conjunction with the the exhibition, which closes January 23:

Joshua Johnson: Conversations and New Discoveries
Online, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 14 January 2022.

Joshua Johnson, Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Yoe and Son Benjamin Franklin You Jr., 1809, oil on canvas mounted onto hardboard, 37 × 26 inches (Hagerstown: WCMFA, Gift of F. Sydney Cushwa).

The exhibition Joshua Johnson: Portraitist of Early American Baltimore presents a rare opportunity for Johnson scholars and art historians to study a significant group of Johnson’s works in one place.

Join WCMFA staff and colleagues Friday, January 14, for a day of intriguing, in-depth conversations about portraitist Joshua Johnson (ca. 1763–1824/25), one of the first professional African American artists. Joshua Johnson: Conversations and New Discoveries will be held from 9am to 4pm (EST) via Zoom. Organized in conjunction with the final days of the exhibition, this study day will address a variety of topics, including Johnson’s life and historical context in antebellum Maryland, his patrons, artistic style and technique, and connoisseurship. A broad range of speakers and special guests will offer unique perspectives and expertise about this fascinating artist in an informal, conversational format.

The first monographic presentation of the artist’s work since 1988, Joshua Johnson: Portraitist of Early American Baltimore contextualizes Johnson both historically and culturally and explores the key forms of natural symbolism represented in his paintings. Johnson was a freed slave who achieved a remarkable degree of success as a portraitist in his lifetime by painting affluent patrons in his native Baltimore such as politicians, doctors, clergymen, merchants, and sea captains. The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue available for purchase from the museum.

To register for the study day, please email Donna Rastelli at drastelli@wcmfa.org or call 301.739.5727.


9.00  Introduction by Sarah Hall (Director Washington County Museum of Fine Arts) with Opening Remarks by Kellie Mele (Director of Education for WCMFA)

9.30  Who Was Joshua Johnson? — David Terry (Associate Professor of History and Geography at Morgan State University) and Daniel Fulco (Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts)

10.30  The Artist’s Patrons — Mark Letzer (President & CEO, Maryland Center for History and Culture), Stiles Colwill (Stiles T. Colwill Interiors), and Linda Crocker Simmons (Curator Emerita, Corcoran Gallery of Art)

11.15  Roundtable Discussion — This hour-long conversation features our panelists discussing Johnson’s influence and style, addressing his predecessors and contemporaries, some of whom are on view in a companion exhibition at the WCMFA.

12.15  Lunch Break

1.15  Johnson’s Cultural and Historical Context and Relationship to Baltimore Society — David Terry, Daniel Fulco, and Philippe Halbert (PhD candidate, Department of the History of Art, Yale University)

2.15  Connoisseurship: Technique, Materials, and Conservation. See the Yoe family portraits up close with Heather Smith (Conservator, Maryland Art Conservation), Sian Jones (Art Conservator), and Stiles Colwill.

3.15  Future Directions — In this concluding segment, panelists will discuss Johnson in public and private collections. Other topics include the art market as well as new research and directions in the field.


David Terry is Associate Professor of History and Geography at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He previously was the executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and was a research specialist in African American history for the Maryland State Archives. He holds a doctorate in history from Howard University, a Master of Arts in African American history from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Mark Letzer is the President and CEO of Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore. Letzer is an expert in Maryland silver and decorative and fine arts. He became connected with MCHC when he was researching for his book, The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, which was published in 2003. In addition, he has written numerous articles on Maryland silver and decorative arts and lectured on the topic. Previously, he served as the Chief Development Officer for the Maryland Historical Society.

Anne Verplanck is Associated Professor of American Studies for Penn State-Harrisburg. She teaches courses in American art and visual culture, social and cultural history, American decorative arts and material culture, museum studies and heritage studies. Prior to becoming part of the Penn State-Harrisburg faculty she worked in the museum field for 30 years. She is the former Curator of Prints and Paintings at Winterthur Museum where she also served as Interim Director of Museum Collections and Interim Director of the Research Fellowship Program.

Linda Crocker Simmons has spent over 40 years in the museum field. Since 1998 she has held the title of Curator Emerita for the Corcoran Gallery of the Art. She has also worked with private and institutional clients including the Alice Ferguson Foundation at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and art history from American University; a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Delaware; a certificate in arts administration from Harvard University and remains a.b.d. for her PhD from the University of Virginia. She is an expert in the field of American painting from the end of the 18th century into the early 20th century.

Stiles Colwill has been the President and Chief Designer of Stiles Tuttle Colwill Interiors in Lutherville, Maryland, for nearly 30 years. Colwill also operates Halcyon House Antiques with New York City antiques firm John Rosselli & Associates. He previously served as a Board of Trustees for Baltimore Museum of Art where he served as chairman for five years. He also spent 16 years with the Maryland Historical Society.

Heather Smith is the Owner and Chief Conservator of Maryland Art Conservation LLC (formerly Art Conservation Services) in Baltimore. In 2005, she began her career with ACS after receiving her Master of Art Conservation at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, the previous year. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation.

Sian Jones is the previous owner of Art Conservation Services before retiring in 2018 after more than 30 years. She studied art conservation at the State University of New York at Oneonta, and studied art at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Phillipe Halbert is a doctoral candidate with the Department of History of Art at Yale University. He studies the intersection of art and identity in Colonial America and early modern Europe. For more than a decade he has been an independent museum consultant and has served as a guest curator at a variety of historic sites and museums. He has a Master of Philosophy in art history, criticism and conservation from Yale University and a Master of Arts in American material culture from the University of Delaware. He was a dual major in French and Francophone studies and history at The College of William and Mary where he received his undergraduate degree.

This exhibition is generously supported by grants from the following: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Foundation, an anonymous donor, Mr. & Mrs. James N. Holzapfel, Dr. & Mrs. George E. Manger, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority), Maryland Marketing Partnership, Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Strauch, and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Riford.

Journées d’étude | The Rediscovered Colors of Aubusson Tapestries

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on December 18, 2021

From ArtHist.net:

Les Couleurs retrouvées des Tapisseries d’Aubusson
Online, Aubusson, 17–18 January 2022

Ces journées d’étude seront l’occasion de partager les premiers résultats d’une recherche pluridisciplinaire originale menée dans le cadre du programme Aubusson: Les couleurs retrouvées des tapisseries fines d’Aubusson (XVIIIe siècle) — Culture matérielle: conception, production, caractérisation, altération et conservation soutenu par la Région Nouvelle Aquitaine. Centrées sur l’étude d’un exemple, une tapisserie récemment acquise par la Cité internationale de la Tapisserie à Aubusson, elles convoquent l’histoire naturelle, l’histoire sociale, l’histoire de l’art, les sciences physiques et chimiques, les sciences du patrimoine et les nouvelles technologies afin de renouveler la connaissance des objets analysés. Le propos touche donc à l’identification des choses représentées, à l’examen des processus d’élaboration et des stratégies de production des tapisseries, à reconsidérer les techniques de tissage et les matériaux utilisés par la constitution d’une base de données des différents supports et par l’analyse non invasive des colorants. Il s’agit aussi de poser des diagnostics de conservation et de présentation des collections et de tenter une restitution numérique des couleurs d’origine.

These study days will be an opportunity to share the first results of an original multidisciplinary research conducted within the framework of the Aubusson program: Les couleurs retrouvées des tapisseries fines d’Aubusson (XVIIIe siècle) — Culture matérielle: conception, production, caractérisation, altération et conservation, supported by the Région Nouvelle Aquitaine. Focusing on the study of an single example, a tapestry recently acquired by the Cité internationale de la Tapisserie in Aubusson, they bring together natural history, social history, art history, physical and chemical sciences, heritage sciences, and new technologies in order to renew the knowledge of the analyzed objects. The aim is to identify the things represented in the tapestry, to examine the tapestry elaboration process and production strategies, and to reconsider the weaving techniques and the materials used through the constitution of a database of the different supports and by the non-invasive analysis of the dyes. It is also a question of diagnosing the conservation and presentation of the collections and attempting a digital restitution of the original colors of the tapestry.

Comité Scientifique
Alice Bernadac, Pascal-François Bertrand, Floréal Daniel, Aurélie Mounier, Audrey Nassieu Maupas, Bruno Ythier

Pour le 17/01 : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87245772303
872 4577 2303 / pas de code secret

Pour le 18/01 : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86846013778
868 4601 3778 / pas de code secret

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9.00  Ouverture par Emmanuel Gérard, Directeur de la Cité internationale de la Tapisserie, et Introduction par Pascal-François Bertrand

10.00  Session 1 | Sciences Naturelles: ReprÉsenter la Nature
• Cécile Aupic — Identification de la flore dans la Verdure aux armes de Brühl
• Jacques Cuisin — Les animaux dans la Verdure aux armes de Brühl

11.00  Session 2 | Histoire Sociale: Approche Socio-Écomonique
• Koenraad Brosens — Le marché de la verdure en Europe
• Ute Koch — Heinrich von Brühl et les tapisseries de son château de Brody

12.00  Pause déjeuner

14.00  Visite des ateliers, Jean-Marie Dor

15.30  Session 3 | Histoire de l’Art: Peindre et Tisser des Paysages
• Ingrid de Meuter — Les verdures flamandes, 1640–1750
• Charissa Bremer David — Les verdures de la Manufacture de tapisserie de Beauvais, 1690–1740
• Camilla Pietrabissa — La peinture de paysage en France dans la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle
• Benjamin Perronet — Dessins de paysage autour d’Oudry et de Boucher
• Élodie Pradier — Jean-Baptiste Oudry et la question de la couleur

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9.00  Session 4 | Sciences Physiques et Chimie
• Aurélie Mounier, Hortense de La Codre, et Floréal Daniel — Mise au point d’une méthodologie spécifique, sans contact, pour l’identification des colorants et textiles
• Hortense de La Codre, Rémy Chapoulie, Laurent Servant, et Aurélie Mounier — Manufactures Royales de Tapisseries françaises (Gobelins, Beauvais, Aubusson) : entre sources écrites et réalité matérielle. Application de méthodes spectroscopiques non-invasives à l’étude de trois tapisseries du XVIIIe siècle

10.00  Session 5 | Sciences du Patrimoine: Restauration et Muséologie
• Alice Bernadac, Carole Redais (Langlois Tapisseries), et Jean-Marie Dor — La restauration de la Verdure aux armes de Brühl
• Alice Bernadac — Présenter la Verdure aux armes de Brühl dans les salles de la Cité de la Tapisserie (dans les salles)

11.30  Session 6 | Technologies Numériques
• Loïc Espinasse, Pascal Mora, Michael Rouca, et François Daniel — Restituer virtuellement les couleurs de la Tapisserie aux armes de Brühl

12.00  Conclusion
• Bruno Ythier

Emma’s Songbooks: Rediscovered Music for Nelson

Posted in museums, online learning by Editor on December 17, 2021

Songbook once owned by Lady Hamilton, which has a cantata composed by G.G. Ferrari and dedicated to Lord Nelson
(Museum of London, 31.17/2)

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From the Museum of London:

Emma’s Songbooks: Rediscovered Music for Nelson
Online, Museum of London Docklands, recording available 21 December 2021 — 11 January 2022

In partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Museum of London Docklands brings to life songs dedicated to Horatio Nelson’s naval victories, recently rediscovered in Emma Hamilton’s songbooks by Museum of London librarian Lluis Tembleque Terés. Terés kicks off the event with a presentation on his finds and their historical context, after which Christopher Suckling, Head of Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, will give an insight onto the music world at the beginning of the 19th century. Following the talks, performers from the School will play the four rediscovered pieces, along with a number of other relevant scores. Finally, Terés will show items from the Museum collections connected to Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson—all in the immersive surroundings of the Museum of London Docklands.

Please note that this will be a recording of the live event, which took place on December 11. You will have seven days to access the recording from the date you select as part of the ticket purchase process.

Songbook once owned by Emma Hamilton, here shown by Museum of London librarian Lluis Tembleque Terés
(Museum of London, 31.17/2; photo by John Chase)

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From the press release (via Art Daily) . . .

A recording of an old sea song, one of four recently rediscovered pieces of music paying tribute to Nelson, has been released today by the Museum of London. Brought to life by musicians from Guildhall School of Music & Drama, it marks the first performance of the piece in over 200 years. The extraordinary discovery was made last year by Museum of London librarian Lluis Tembleque Teres who discovered it amongst songbooks belonging to Nelson’s lover, the actress and model Emma Hamilton.

It is thought the song was sung after the battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) and transcribed by Nelson after hearing it chanted by his crew. The lyrics have been known about since a letter from Nelson to William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry, was sold at auction in 2013—the only other known reference to the song. The new discovery points to the addition of new music and a chorus by the Duke, a notorious society figure, whose reputation for gambling and horse racing has long overshadowed his musical ability. A personal friend of Emma Hamilton, his authorship of the piece is recorded in Emma’s own hand.

Lluis Tembleque Teres, librarian, Museum of London, said, “The song was written by Nelson’s crew in one of his early victories. It is fascinating how, some four years later and already a national hero, he recovers the lyrics and sends them to the Duke of Queensberry, almost as if showing off his early successes. The Duke then adds music and a chorus, and gifts the manuscript to Emma Hamilton, thus allowing us exactly 220 years later to relive Nelson’s fame while performing it.”

Dr Christopher Suckling, Head of Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, said, “Equally as extraordinary is that a man of the Duke of Queensberry’s position should take the time and take the effort to compose at least two pieces of music in Nelson’s honour. That he should choose to express himself through this least gentlemanly of arts speaks to both his strength of feeling for Nelson and his sensibility towards the Admiral’s relationship with Emma Hamilton.”

The original manuscripts reflect the different manner in which music was experienced at the turn of the nineteenth century, its empty staves typical of a time when music could be played by any combination of available musicians. Amongst the upper classes, the function of domestic music was largely seen as a way to kill time and despite some contemporaries considering social music making to be the embodiment of morality, playing and composing was not held in high regard.

The release follows a special one-off live performance of all four songs at the Museum of London Docklands on 11th December, which will be available to watch in full as an online event starting Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

A free copy of the sea song is available for download here»

Online Roundtable | The Animation of Decorative Arts in 18th-C France

Posted in exhibitions, lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on December 10, 2021

From The Met:

The Animation of Decorative Arts in Eighteenth-Century France
Online, 14 December 2021, 6.00pm (Eastern Time)

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 10 December 2021 until 6 March 2022, this live event takes place online. Watch on YouTube or Facebook (no login required).

Discover how furniture and decorative arts came to life in the literature, dance, and theater of eighteenth-century France, a theme later explored and elaborated by Disney in the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast.

Wolf Burchard, Associate Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met
Alicia Caticha, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
Sarah Lawrence, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Curator in Charge, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met
Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
David Pullins, Associate Curator, European Paintings, The Met


Online Talk | Mia Jackson on Boulle and Prints

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on December 4, 2021

Left: André-Charles Boulle, detail of a table, veneered in turtleshell and brass, with gilt-bronze mounts, ca. 1705 (London: The Wallace Collection, F56). Right: Abraham Bosse, ‘Cette figure vous montre comme on Imprime les planches de taille douce…’, 1642, etching (London: British Museum, R,8.15).

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This Sunday from The Furniture History Society:

Mia Jackson | André Charles Boulle as a Maker, Designer, and Publisher of Prints
The Furniture History Society Online Lecture, 5 December 2021,7pm (GMT) / 2pm (EST)

André-Charles Boulle, table, veneered in turtleshell and brass, with gilt-bronze mounts, ca. 1705 (London: The Wallace Collection, F56).

André-Charles Boulle’s interest in print-making was not limited only to his vast collection of works on paper. The cabinet-maker also designed, made, and sold prints and used print-making techniques in the workshop. Drawing on her doctoral research, Mia Jackson will explore Boulle’s role in print-making, print-publishing, and print-selling. She will discuss Boulle’s series of prints of furniture designs, which her research into publishing history allows her to date more precisely. She will also discuss Boulle’s print design for the Confraternity of St Anne at Carmes-Billettes, and the numerous copperplates that he owned and from which he sold impressions. Dr Jackson’s talk is free to members and £5 for non-members (via this link with code AVUJEN).

Mia Jackson (@theboullelady) has been Curator of Decorative Arts at Waddesdon Manor since 2017. She studied French and Philosophy at Oxford University and then earned an MA in eighteenth-century French decorative arts at the Courtauld Insitute of Art. Her doctoral thesis entitled “André-Charles Boulle (1642–1732) and Paper: Prints and Drawings in the Workshop of an Ébéniste du Roi” was completed at Queen Mary University of London in 2016. She previously worked in the Prints and Drawings Department at The British Museum, at The Wallace Collection, and at English Heritage. She worked on the Riesener Project with The Wallace Collection and the Royal Collection, and is currently preparing a series of exhibitions on Alice de Rothschild with her colleagues at Waddesdon Manor.

Exhibition | Thomas Gray

Posted in exhibitions, online learning by Editor on December 4, 2021

The exhibition closes soon, but I note it here particularly to draw your attention to the online component, mounted by Daniel McKay: it’s the most compelling virtual book exhibition I’ve ever seen.

Thomas Gray: An Anniversary Exhibition
Ward Library, Peterhouse, Cambridge, 8 November — 13 December 2021

Curated by Scott Mandelbrote

To mark the 250th anniversary of Thomas Gray’s death, the 270th anniversary of the publication of “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” and the 305th anniversary of his birth.

Thomas Gray was born on 26 December 1716 and died on 30 July 1771. On 15 February 1751, one of the leading contemporary publishers of literary works, Robert Dodsley, hurried into print an edition of an Elegy wrote in a Country Church Yard, which subsequently became one of the most reprinted, anthologised, translated, and imitated poems in any language. It was one of barely more than a dozen poems that Gray allowed to be printed in his lifetime.

This exhibition considers Gray’s life and work from the perspective of the holdings of the two Cambridge Colleges with which he was associated from 1734, when he entered Peterhouse, until his death, which occurred shortly after he was taken ill at dinner in Pembroke. The exhibition focusses on three defining themes in Gray’s life and reputation: his relationship with Cambridge and the effect on him and on his work of the friends and enemies he made at the University; his activity as a reader, in particular as a user of the libraries of his two Colleges; and the publishing phenomenon of the “Elegy,” his most significant poem and one steeped in his appreciation and emulation of classical tradition, as well as his sense of place and of English history and the history of English poetry.


Basile Baudez on Textiles, Policy, and Lived Spaces in 18th-C Venice

Posted in online learning, resources by Editor on November 22, 2021

Basile Baudez contributed to this fall’s Princeton Talks series, a new initiative of the Princeton Public Lectures Committee:

Basile Baudez, “Regulation & Transgression: Textiles, Policy, and Lived Spaces in 18th-Century Venice,” Princeton Talks (Fall 2021), 14 minutes.

Online Talk | Gerstenblith on Reparations and the ‘Universal’ Museum

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 20, 2021

From Penn Museum:

Patty Gerstenblith | Imperialism, Colonialism, Reparations, and the ‘Universal’ Museum
Penn Cultural Heritage Center Lecture
Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12.30–2.00pm (ET)

In this virtual lecture hosted by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Patty Gerstenblith will discuss the concept of the ‘universal’ museum and its historical underpinnings. Dr. Gerstenblith will explore its origins across the arc of the 19th century, the inequities of the international legal system and its shortcomings, and the continuing justifications for the retention of looted cultural objects by European and North American museums and collectors.

The notion of the ‘universal’ museum developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the context of the founding of the British Museum, the Napoleonic Wars, European imperialism and colonialism, and the mantra of the rescue narrative, which justified the removal of cultural artifacts first from the Mediterranean region and later sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. Evaluating the right to cultural heritage through a human rights perspective, this lecture will analyze the process and elements of reparations and will propose a paradigm for the restitution of cultural objects that fall outside of the legal and ethical frameworks.

Patty Gerstenblith, Ph.D., J.D., is distinguished research professor at the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and faculty director of its Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee in the Department of State and later by President Obama as its chair. She publishes and lectures widely on the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict and the interdiction of trafficking in archaeological materials. Her casebook Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law is now in its fourth edition.

Online Colloquium | Celebrating the Illustrious in Europe, 1580–1750

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 19, 2021

From the programme for the conference:

La célébration des Illustres en Europe (1580-1750) : vers un nouveau paradigme?
Celebrating the Illustrious in Europe, (1580–1750): Towards a New Paradigm?
Online, 25–26 November 2021

Organized by Antoine Gallay, Carla Julie, and Matthieu Lett

Colloque organisé conjointement par l’UNIL (Section d’Histoire de l’art) et par l’Université de Bourgogne (LIR3S CNRS UMR 7366) avec le concours de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale (CUSO)

Le colloque se propose d’explorer une partie des productions biographiques d’une période usqu’alors peu étudiée sous cet angle. Les deux journées ont pour objectif de mieux comprendre comment se transformèrent, entre 1580 et 1750, les modes de célébration de la gloire des illustres, tant par l’écrit que par l’image, en tenant compte de l’ensemble des médiums que constituent le livre, l’estampe, la peinture, la sculpture ou encore la médaille.

• Antoine Gallay (Université de Tel Aviv – The Cohn Institute), antgallay@hotmail.com
• Carla Julie (Université de Lausanne – Université de Bourgogne), carla.julie@unil.ch
• Matthieu Lett (Université de Bourgogne – LIR3S), matthieu.lett@u-bourgogne.fr

Comité scientifique
• Jan Blanc, professeur d’histoire de l’art de la période moderne (Université de Genève)
• Estelle Doudet, professeure de littérature française (Université de Lausanne)
• Laurence Giavarini, maîtresse de conférences HDR en littérature des XVIe et XVIIe siècles (Université de Bourgogne – LIR3S)
• Christian Michel, professeur d’histoire de l’art de la période moderne (Université de Lausanne)
• Frédéric Tinguely, professeur de littérature française (Université de Genève)

Lien du colloque:
ID de réunion : 927 0802 5500

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9.15  Accueil

9.30  Introduction
• Antoine Gallay, Carla Julie, Matthieu Lett

10.00  Session 1: Nouveaux Illustres
Président de séance : Matthieu Lett
• Rémi Jimenes (Université de Tours) et Estelle Leutrat (Université Rennes 2) — Gabriel-Michel de La Rochemaillet, Jean Le Clerc et Les pourtraicts de plusieurs hommes illustres qui ont flory en France depuis l’an 1500
• Paula Almeida Mendes (CITCEM – Université de Porto) — Les ‘femmes illustres’: représentations littéraires et culturelles au Portugal, XVIe–XVIIIe siècles
• Malcolm Baker (University of California, Riverside) — How did images make modern authors illustrious?

12.30  Pause déjeuner

14.00  Session 2: Nouveaux Régimes de Célébration
Président de séance : Frédéric Tinguely
• Marion Deschamp (Université de Lorraine) — En être, ou pas. Conversions, redéfinitions et exclusions de l’économie des grandeurs dans les recueils protestants d’hommes illustres, XVIe– XVIIe siècles
• Pascale Cugy (Université Rennes 2) — Le monde du spectacle dans les portraits en mode parisiens (1690–1710) : à propos de la célébration gravée de quelques noms de la Comédie-Française et de l’Opéra
• Sophie-Luise Mävers (Universität zu Köln) — A faceless gallery of illustrious scientists and artists? Sébastien Leclerc’s orchestration of an institutional utopia
• François Lavie (Université Paris 8) — Recueillir les bons mots des « personnes illustres » dans la France moderne : pratiques de compilation et célébration de l’esprit des grands hommes, 1680–1750

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9.30  Session 3: Desseins Politiques
Président de séance : Laurence Giavarini
• Stanis Perez (Maison des sciences de l’homme Paris-Nord) — La Gallerie des femmes fortes : de la collection historiographique au miroir politique
• Margaux Prugnier (Université Paris Nanterre) — De la célébration des Grands à celle des Lorrains : les œuvres de Dom Calmet (1672–1757) au gré des évolutions de la France de la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle
• Craig Hanson (Calvin University, Grand Rapids) — Thomas Birch’s Heads of Illustrious Persons (1743–1751). Collecting Art, Collecting National Histories

12.00  Pause déjeuner

13.30  Session 4: De la Collection à la Célébration
Président de séance : Antoine Gallay
• Clarisse Evrard (Université de Lille) — Regard d’un illustre sur ses pairs : l’Armamentarium Heroicum, de la collection d’armures au théâtre de papier
• Carla Julie (Université de Lausanne – Université de Bourgogne) — Curieux d’estampes et Illustres dans la France du XVIIe siècle : autour de Michel de Marolles
• Maxime Martignon (Université Paris Nanterre) — Choisir les Illustres : Michel Bégon et le projet biographique

16.00  Conclusion
• Christian Michel (Université de Lausanne)


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