British Art Journal

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, Autumn

Felix Kelly, Herbert Read and Neo-Romanticism
In 1946 Falcon Press of Crown Passage, Pall Mall, London, published a small, illustrated book called Paintings by Felix Kelly (Pl 1). (1) Forty-one paintings were reproduced, six of them in colour. The introduction was written by Herbert Read. Contemporary...
George Romney's Late Group Portraits at Abbot Hall and Yale
In the mid-1790s, George Romney (1734-1802) painted two related group portraits: The Four Friends (Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Pl 1) and John Flaxman Modelling the Bust of William Hayley (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Pl 3). (1) Neither...
Hogarth's House as Hogarth Saw It
Aprint issued by Jane Hogarth (Pl 1) shows a scattered row of buildings with high garden walls, seen across a large field where harvesting has begun. In the foreground a figure with a staff and hat sits resting with his dog beside the path. The print,...
James 'Athenian' Stuart's Portrait of James Dawkins
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] James 'Athenian' Stuart is best known for his work with Nicholas Revett, measuring the antiquities of Athens in the early 1750s. But a recent retrospective organized by the Bard Graduate Center and the Victoria and Albert...
Nathaniel Hone the Elder and William Baillie: Irish Artists in Late 18th-Century London and Their Shared Admiration for Rembrandt
This article on the close connection between the painter, Nathaniel Hone the Elder (1718-84) and the printmaker, dealer and connoisseur, William Baillie (1723-1810) will concentrate in particular on their shared interest in and emulation of Rembrandt's...
Not 'The Hay Wain'? Constable's 'Landscape, Noon' and Its Many Titles
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] John Constable's The Hay Wain is certainly his best known picture, and one of the key images in the history of landscape painting in Britain (Pl 2). One important aspect of the work which has until now received very little...
Richmond House in London: Its History: Part I
Between 1736 and 1791 a handsome seven-bay house in elegant classical style stood near to the River Thames at Whitehall, the home of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Aubigny (1701-50) and subsequently of his son, Charles Lennox, 3rd...
Self-Portrait by Laura Knight (1877-1970)
On the cover of the new complete catalogue of the National Portrait Gallery collections, for the first time in this publication's history, is the work of a woman: Laura Knight's Self-portrait of 1913, called by the NPG 'Self and Nude' (Pl 1). This...
The Berger Prize ... 'Reproduction Fees'
THE BERGER PRIZE FOR BRITISH ART HISTORY is being rescheduled a little, in order for the assessors to attempt to lead a more normal life during the process of judging. The dates defining the twelve-month period of eligible publication remain the same,...
The Impact of the Lantern Slide on Art-History Lecturing in Britain
Among recent notable changes to lecturing practice in all subjects has been the introduction of digital images. Using Microsoft PowerPoint, scholars are now able to make use of images which have been downloaded or scanned and no longer needing to ask...