British Art Journal

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer

A Century of Sculpture for English and Welsh Places of Worship
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This article surveys sculpture done in the last 100 years for English and Welsh places of worship attempting to keep clear and balanced both the artist's concerns and also those of an ecclesial and theological nature. The...
'Carved, Cast and Modelled'
'Carved, Cast and Modelled' Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham 11 February-2 May 2011 'Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art' Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham 27 May-18 September 2011 [ILLUSTRATION...
Discovering 'T. Leigh': Tracking the Elusive Portrait Painter through Stuart England and Wales
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In a 1941 edition of The Oxford Journal, Maurice Brockwell, then Curator of the Cook Collection at Doughty House in Richmond, Surrey, submitted the following appeal for information: T. LEIGH, PORTRAIT-PAINTER, 1643. Information...
'Eadweard Muybridge'
'Eadweard Muybridge' Tate Britain 8 September 2010-16 January 2011 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The large-scale, painterly landscapes that occupied Eadweard Muybridge in the earlier part of his career seem entirely removed from the motion studies...
'Georgian Faces: Portrait of a County': Exhibition, Dorset County Museum, Dorchester 15 January-30 April 2011
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society's recent purchase of Rackett family portraits by George Romney provides the catalyst for a new exhibition 'Georgian Faces: Portrait of a County', opening at the Dorset...
'I Write in South Molton Street, What I Both See and Hear': Reconstructing William and Catherine Blake's Residence and Studio at 17 South Molton Street, Oxford Street
It is only recently, chiefly through the pioneering work of Michael Phillips, that Blake scholars have begun to examine the poet-painter's studio-residences in detail. Following earlier reconstructions of Blake's residences, by Michael Phillips, Mark...
John Martin's Twin Pursuits
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] More than a decade before Edwin Chadwick's 1842 Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain ushered the nation into the dawn of public health, John Martin published his first proposal to supply...
Sheila Fell: Two Exhibitions and a Book
Sheila Fell: Two exhibitions and a book 'Sheila Fell: A Loan Exhibition' Offer Waterman & Co, 11 Langton Street, London SW10 0JL 8-29 October 2010 'Sheila Fell at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal LA9 5AL 8 April-25 June 2011 www.abbothall.org.uk...
Some Telling Details in Hogarth's the Enraged Musician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From its earliest manifestation, a rough monochrome oil sketch now at the Ashmolean Museum, and continuing through all three known states of the engraving, Hogarth's famously noisy Enraged Musician (PI 1) prominently features...
The British Augustan Oligarchy in Portraiture: Michael Rysbrack and His Bust of the Earl of Orkney
Background on 30 January 2009 Sotheby's New York sold an important, unsigned, marble bust (Pl 1) of George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney (1666-1737), by Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770). (1) The bust, now on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, was...
The Conference of the Book? the Fourth Annual Watts Symposium 9-10 July 2010 Watts Chapel: A Guide to the Symbols of Mary Watts' S Arts and Crafts Masterpiece
The conference of the book? The fourth annual Watts Symposium 9-10 July 2010 Watts Chapel: A Guide to the Symbols of Mary Watts' s Arts and Crafts Masterpiece Mark Bills Philip Wilson Publishers 2010, ISBN 978-0-85667-692-5, 14.95 [pounds...
The Enigma of a Portrait: Lady Anne Clifford and Daniel's Cleopatra
A rich and fascinating portrait by an unknown artist, of a 7th-century English woman depicted as Cleopatra, raises several important questions about early modern closet drama and ways in which aristocratic women played roles. It is a carefully staged...
'Theodor Von Holst; His Art and the Pre-Raphaelites'
'Theodor von Holst; his art and the Pre-Raphaelites' Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham, 3 September-11 December 2010 Theodor yon Hoist (1810-44) nearly slipped through the net of history. According to Dante Gabriel Rossetti he 'hardly transmitted...
'Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance'
'Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance' National Portrait Gallery, London 21 October 2010-23 January 2011 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven 24 February-5 June 2011 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The curators of the sumptuous and...
Through British Eyes: Paintings from the Doha Orientalist Museum
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Paintings by JMW Turner, David Roberts, John Frederick Lewis, Edward Lear, Frederick Goodall, Carl Haag, Edwin Long and William Simpson and other British artists make up only a part of the impressive collection of orientalist...
'Treasures from Budapest: European Masters from Leonardo
'Treasures from Budapest: European Masters from Leonardo to Schiele' Royal Academy, London, 25 September-12 December 2010 The selection at the Royal Academy of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest,...
Victorian Cakes and Architecture
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The section headed 'Recipes for making ices and confectionarv' in the 1891 edition of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management contains several striking pictures of buildings. They turn out to be cakes. The most impressive...
'We Are Making a New World' (Paul Nash)
When studying the histories of British art, one of the most useful guidelines can be found in the Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze. 'Is there any point to which you wish to draw my attention' [said Inspector Gregory] 'To the curious incident...
'William Morris: A Sense of Place'
'William Morris: A Sense of Place' Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere Cumbria, LA23 3JT, 26 June-17 October 2010 You might expect that the ideal exhibition space would be neutral and unobtrusive. You might expect...