Colloque : « Habillage du livre et du texte aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles ».

Anonyme français, Livre broché et orné d’une couverture d’attente en papier dominoté, XVIIIe siècle, gravure sur bois en couleurs, Paris, marché de l’art.

Type : colloque.
Date : 22 et 23 septembre 2017.
Lieu : Metz, université de Lorraine, Ile du Saulcy, UFR Arts, Lettres, Langues, salle Pierre Grappin, A208.

10h30-11h00 Ouverture

Traduire / Vêtir

Présidence : Anne Page (Aix-Marseille Université)

11h00-11h30 Amélie Derome (Aix-Marseille Université), « La forme du paratexte de Gulliver’s travels dans les traductions françaises du XVIIIe siècle : rhabiller Gulliver »

11h30-12h00 Erik Stout (Université de Montréal, Canada), « La traduction du Voyage autour du monde de L.A. de Bougainville par J.R. Forster »

12h00-12h30 Massimo Scandola (CESR de Tours), « La “Préface” de l’abbé Bonnet aux traductions des Œuvres de Metastasio »

Habillage et genre (1)

Présidence : Jean-Robert Armogathe (Paris, EPHE)

14h30-15h00 Miriam Speyer (Université Caen-Normandie), « Les dieux écrivent-ils en italiques ? Typographie et mise en livre de pièces en vers et en prose »

15h00-15h30 Chloé Perrot (Université de Lille 3), « Déshabiller l’Almanach pour rhabiller le Traité des sciences iconologiques. Non nova, sed nove ? »

Continuer la lecture

Colloque : « Le pastel : regards croisés sur une technique singulière ».

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Portrait d’Aignan Thomas Desfriches, pastel, 60 x 50 cm, Orléans, musée des Beaux-Arts.

Type : colloque.
Date : 16 et 17 octobre 2017.
Lieu : Paris, INHA, salle Vasari et auditorium du Petit Palais.

Lundi 16 octobre 2017 : Galerie Colbert, Salle Vasari (9h-17h30)

9h               Accueil des participants

9h15           Pierre Wat (Professeur des universités, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)



Présidente de séance : Stéphanie Prenant

9h30           Dominique d’Arnoult (Docteur en Histoire de l’art, Université de Lausanne, auteur de la monographie Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (v. 1715-1783). Un portraitiste dans l’Europe des Lumières, commissaire de l’exposition qui vient de se tenir à Orléans) Continuer la lecture

Colloque : « Fluctuating Alliances: Art, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Modern Era, 16th–18th Centuries ».

Type : colloque.
Date : 21 et 22 septembre 2017.
Lieu : Technische Universität, Berlin.

In January 1722 after a few days of heavy rain in Rome the ephemeral ‘macchina d’arti cio’ built to celebrate the wedding between the Prince of Asturias and Isabel d’Orleans was finally burnt before the Palazzo di Spagna. The machine, designed by Domenico Paradisi, showcased a clear message of unity and power between the former enemies, France and Spain. At the summit, allegories of both countries shook hands before the representation of the Four Continents. This functioned as a gentle reminder to their enemies after the years of turmoil surrounding the War of Spanish Succession, which had deeply affected the balance of power in Europe.

Fluctuating Alliances: Art, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Modern Era (s. XVI–XVIII), the first International Symposium on Transnational Relations and the Arts, seeks to explore the role played by prints, drawings, and others kinds of artistic production, such as music and literature, which represented the changing alliances among kings, rulers, and countries in the fluctuating early modern political environment. Taking as an example the War of Spanish Succession, but not limited to it, we encourage researchers to explore the uses of art for that purpose. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour ».

BIANCHI Paola (dirs.) et WOLFE Karin (dirs.), Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 506 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur : 

The Duchy of Savoy first claimed royal status in the seventeenth century, but only in 1713 was Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666–1732), crowned King of Sicily. The events of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) sanctioned the decades-long project, the Duchy had pursued through the convoluted maze of political relationships between foreign powers. Of these, the British Kingdom was one of their most assiduous advocates, because of complimentary dynastic, political, cultural and commercial interests.

A notable stream of British diplomats and visitors to the Sabaudian capital engaged in an extraordinary and reciprocal exchange with the Turinese during this fertile period. The flow of travellers, a number of whom were British emissaries and envoys posted to the court, coincided, in part, with the itineraries of the international Grand Tour which transformed the capital into a gateway to Italy, resulting in a conflagration of cultural cosmopolitanism in early modern Europe. Continuer la lecture

Appel à Communication : « Aménagement intérieur et cohabitation des styles aux époques moderne et contemporaine »

HEBEY Isabelle, Architecture d’intérieur et décoration, Lausanne, Edi-Pop, 1972

Type : Journée d’études
Proposition de communication : 6 novembre 2017

Date de la journée : 19 mars 2018
Lieu : Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, salle Vasari

Cette journée d’études interrogera l’adaptation dans un espace domestique, de façon usuelle et pragmatique, d’objets qui n’étaient originellement pas destinés à se rencontrer, en jouant malgré ou avec leur dissemblance. Ce thème a été récemment mis à l’honneur par la Galerie des Gobelins lors de l’exposition À table avec le mobilier national[1], où les peintures, cartons et tentures du XVIIIe siècle de la manufacture royale encadraient 50 ans de création mobilière de l’Atelier de Recherche et de Création (1964-2014).

Si dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’art il est courant de rencontrer des exemples d’intérieures où l’harmonie décorative a pu être conçue selon l’idéal d’ « œuvre d’art totale », c’est ici un versant opposé qui sera observé. Il s’agira de s’intéresser aux assortiments dans un même espace d’objets d’époques différentes, et aux réflexions alimentées par ses rapprochements inattendus, parfois surprenants. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Picturing India : People, Places, and the World of the East India Company ».

MCALEER John, Picturing India : People, Places, and the World of the East India Company, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2017, 224 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The British engagement with India was an intensely visual one. Images of the subcontinent, produced by artists and travelers in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century heyday of the East India Company, reflect the increasingly important role played by the Company in Indian life. And they mirror significant shifts in British policy and attitudes toward India. The Company’s story is one of wealth, power, and the pursuit of profit. It changed what people in Europe ate, what they drank, and how they dressed. Ultimately, it laid the foundations of the British Raj.

Few historians have considered the visual sources that survive and what they tell us about the link between images and empire, pictures and power. This book draws on the unrivalled riches of the British Library-both visual and textual-to tell that history. It weaves together the story of individual images, their creators, and the people and events they depict. And, in doing so, it presents a detailed picture of the Company and its complex relationship with India, its people and cultures. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Primacy of the Image in Northern European Art, 1400-1700 : Essays in Honor of Larry Silver ».

TAYLOR CASHION Debra (dirs.), LUTTIKHUIZEN Henry (dirs.) et WEST Ashley D. (dirs.), The Primacy of the Image in Northern European Art, 1400-1700 : Essays in Honor of Larry Silver, Berlin, De Gruyter, septembre 2017, 593 p.


Présentation de l’éditeur :

The Primacy of the Image in Northern Art 1400-1700: Essays in Honor of Larry Silver is an anthology of 42 essays written by distinguished scholars on current research and methodology in the art history of Northern Europe of the late medieval and early modern periods. Written in tribute to Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the topics are inspired by Professor Silver’s renowned scholarship in these areas: Early Netherlandish Painting and Prints; Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Painting; Manuscripts, Patrons, and Printed Books; Dürer and the Power of Pictures; Prints and Printmaking; and Seventeenth-Century Painting. Studies of specific artists include Hans Memling, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Baldung Grien, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Hendrick Goltzius, and Rembrandt. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia / El arte de la pintura en Bolivia colonial ».

STRATTON-PRUITT Suzanne (dir.), The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia / El arte de la pintura en Bolivia colonial, Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University Press, 2017, 530 p.


Présentation de l’éditeur :

This anthological volume is dedicated to the art of painting in pre-independence Bolivia, prompted by the belief that a compendium of handsomely photographed, full-color images will bring renewed public and scholarly attention to a rich cultural heritage that has not received its due. An ambitious round of new photography has been joined by an international roster of scholarly contributors from the United States, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia to offer both the general reader and specialists an overview of the art of painting in the region of South America once called ‘Charcas’ and later ‘Alto Perú’. Attention is brought to the role of European subjects and styles in the development of regional forms of expression, as well as the influence of art and artists from Cuzco, Peru. Works by painters active in La Paz, Sucre, and Potosí such as Leonardo Flores, Melchor Pérez Holguín, and Gaspar Miguel de Berrío have received close reading of iconographical themes that were often of particularly local interest. Continuer la lecture

Symposium : « Graphic satire and the UK in the long nineteenth century », University of Nottingham


James Gillray (artist), Hannah Humphrey (publisher), A Hackney Meeting, 1796, etching, London, Victoria and Albert Museum
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Type : Conférence
Date : 5 septembre 2017, 9h-18h30
Lieu :  A30 Lecture Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, UK.

A one-day symposium convened by Professor Fintan Cullen and Dr Richard A Gaunt, University of Nottingham. Keynote speaker: Professor Brian Maidment (Liverpool John Moores University).

This one-day international symposium seeks to interrogate the nature of the United Kingdom’s status as a global power in the long nineteenth century (c.1780-1920) by considering the varied ways in which it was viewed, and represented, in graphic satire during this period. The years from c.1780- 1920 encompassed events with widely-felt repercussions, generating interest and commentary well outside the countries in which they occurred. In turn, these events required the United Kingdom – which came into existence with the union between Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 – to consider its reach, role and reputation on a global scale. In the period up to 1815, for example, the American Wars of Independence (1775-83), the French Revolution of 1789, the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France (1793-1815) and the Battle of Waterloo (1815), all made the United Kingdom think outside its purely domestic political situation. The establishment of peace terms in 1815 ushered in what historians once described as the ‘Pax Britannica’ or century of ‘British’ peace. Over the course of the next century, the United Kingdom became increasingly defined by the range of its global interests, both in terms of its formal and informal empire, its diplomatic activity and its continuing participation in naval and military conflict. By the end of the period, the United Kingdom’s global status was challenged by the repercussions of World War One (1914-18) and the impending dissolution of
the Union with Ireland (1922).

The symposium provides an opportunity to explore the United Kingdom’s global relationships in this period in graphic political and personal satires. It builds on a growing body of work which explores the subject from the perspective of individual satirists such as Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshank and Doyle, as well as studies of well-known satirical print titles like Punch and personifications of ‘Britishness’ such as John Bull. Papers which consider the United Kingdom’s global relationships from the perspective of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales  and Ireland) and from overseas will be presented, as will papers which reflect upon issues of race, gender, nationhood and ethnicity across the period in question.

For more information on the speakers and programme, see:

Publication : « The Museum by the Park : 14 Queen Anne’s Gate ».

BRYANT Max, The Museum by the Park : 14 Queen Anne’s Gate, Londres, Paul Holberton Publishing, octobre 2017, 128 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The depth of history at Queen Anne’s Gate—a handsome Baroque street overlooking St James’s Park—is unusual even in London, and few houses resonate with more memories than the extraordinary number 14. The story of the house over the centuries features political revolutionaries, occult initiations, clandestine war meetings, and a decapitated head. It begins, however, as a museum of Roman sculpture, unrivalled outside Italy, designed for connoisseur and virtuoso Charles Townley (1737–1805). Townley embodied Enlightenment values perhaps more completely than any other figure in the art world of 18th-century Britain—his portrait by Johann Zoffany is one of the iconic paintings of the period—yet remarkably he has never been the subject of a major publication.

Written with a sparkle matching Townley’s own enthusiasm, this beautiful and engaging publication tells the story of 14 Queen Anne’s Gate and examines the extraordinary life of Charles Townley and his remarkable collection of over 150 Roman marble statues (mostly now in The British Museum but captured in spectacular engravings of the period). It will be a revelation. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : “Courts and their records in Scotland, from the earliest times to the present day”, The annual conference of the Scottish Records Association

Thomas Gainsborough, John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, about 1693 – 1770. Soldier, 1767, Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery

Type : appel à communication

Date limite : 20 août 2017

Date de l’évènement : 10th November 2017

Lieu : New Register House, Edinburgh

This one day conference will explore the subject of court records in Scotland. We welcome proposals for twenty – minute papers focused on courts, their processes of recording and record production, and legal records in Scotland. Papers can cover any aspect of the topic on any period, although we are seeking broad overall chronological coverage combined with a close focus on the records themselves in individual papers: what survives, where and when does it survive from, the processes behind record keeping and how these factors affect research today.

Proposals from scholars at any stage in their career addressing the following themes are especially welcome:

  • The central civil and criminal courts – the Session, the Justiciary Court, Justice Ayres
  • Local courts – burgh courts, sheriff courts
  • Military Courts, the Admiralty and police courts
  • Ecclesiastical courts (pre and post Reformation) and other religious courts
  • Legal Registers – deeds, testaments, sasines, and the land registry
  • Heraldic courts
  • Large-scale projects (completed, ongoing, planned) related to the digitisation or editing of court and legal records

Please send abstracts of 200-400 words, with a brief biography and (if applicable) current institutional affiliation and status to by Sunday 20th August 2017.

Journée d’études : “Connections in Commerce and Consumption: Production, Distribution and Consumption in Britain and Europe, 1500-1800”

Jean Lepautre (d’après Jean Berain), La boutique du brodeur, 1678, Paris, BnF

Type : journée d’études

Dates : 15 September, 12:00 – 16 September, 17:00

Lieu : 38 Mappin street, Workroom 2 (Friday) and The Diamond, Workroom 1 (Saturday), Sheffield, United Kingdom


Keynotes: Evan Jones (Bristol) and Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan)

Call for papers are now closed.

This two-day conference hosts postgraduate students, ECRs and academics working on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and materials in early modern Britain and Europe, broadly defined as 1500-1800 (see below for full programme details).

The conference will forge discussion between different historical approaches to production, distribution and consumption. On the one hand, continued growth and interest in material culture studies has fostered a wide-ranging field in which the cultural reception of goods and meanings of consumption have been discussed under prisms of intimacy, interaction and representation. On the other, economic and political histories have understood with increasing depth and precision the complex series of networks, transactions and communications which facilitated the production of materials and goods and brought them within the access of consumers. Each field foregrounds more long-standing social questions: what were the normative attitudes shaping the behaviour and responsibilities which dictated how, when and what individuals consumed? What were the material realities of the act of consumption? How were individual’s lives shaped by their access to materials and their duties to production? How did the ‘world of work’ intersect with the home?

This conference therefore follows trends of more recent historiography by promoting an inclusive historical approach that traces the links between production, distribution and consumption in early modern history. Ultimately, it seeks to identify where and how the interrelationships between these three substantive fields were realized and manifested, and what impacts these connections had on the historical actors who produced, distributed and consumed.

Registration for the conference is open to non-speakers. Register for the conference here. For more information about the conference, as well as to request a pdf of the draft programme, please email Alex Taylor and Tom Rusbridge at:

Draft programme (STC):

Friday, September 15th
(Venue: Workroom 2, 38 Mappin Street)

12:00-13:00  Arrival, registration and coffee

13:00-14:30 Cosmopolitan Colonies

Michelle Fitzgerald (Delaware), ‘“The Best House in Annapolis”: Designing a Castle for the Colonial Public’

Elisabeth Meir (Delaware), ‘Colonial City Views and the British Print Market’

Lan Morgan (Delaware), ‘Kinship and Commerce: James Earl and the Business of Portraiture in the Atlantic World’

14:45-16:15 The Everyday

David Postles (Hertfordshire), ‘Rivers of Jordan: the metaphor of the pisspot’

Jessica Davidson (Oxford), ‘Goods of almost every description: the English provincial fair revisited’

Tom Rusbridge (Birmingham), ‘Making Production Public: Tanning and its Innovations in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’

16:30-18:00 Keynote Lecture 1: Evan Jones (Bristol)

18:00 Pub followed by dinner

Saturday, September 16th

(Venue: Workroom 1, The Diamond)

09:00-09:30 Arrival and coffee

09:30-11:00 Monopoly and Intoxicants

Peter Taylor (Liverpool), ‘The Relationship between the Stuart Monopolies on raw materials and finished products – Pipeclay and Clay Pipes; A Case study’

Lila O’Leary Chambers (New York), ‘“So long as rumm held”: The Royal African Company and Alcohol Diplomacy on the Gold Coast, 1672-1712’

Alex Taylor (Sheffield), ‘Tobacco and Monopoly in Early Modern England’

11:15-12:30 Luxury Goods

Artemis Yagou (LuxFaSS Project/Deutsches Museum, Bucharest/Munich), ‘Popular Luxury Between East and West: A Case-study of Italian ceramics and Ottoman Greeks in the Long Eighteenth Century’

Michael Pearce (Dundee), ‘Making arrangements for luxury in Scotland, 1605-1650’

Serena Dyer (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University/University of Warwick), ‘Stitching and Shopping: Material Literacy and the Female Consumer of Dress, 1750-1820’

12:45-13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30-15:00 English Merchants, Foreign Exports

Mabel Winter (Sheffield), ‘Politics, Commerce, and Banking in Seventeenth- Century England: The Case of Thompson and Company’

Tom Leng (Sheffield), ‘Such poer younge ould men caesses as myne’: frustrated transitions to independence within the Company of Merchant Adventurers’

Edmond Smith (Kent), ‘A Cloth for All the World: Global connections for Kentish textile producers, 1580-1620’

15:15-16:45 Keynote Lecture 2: Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan), ‘Sites of consumption: shops, streets and houses, c.1700-1850’

16 :45-17 :00 Closing remarks

Conférence : Bâtir – Orner – Accueillir – Découvrir. Les antonins à la croisée des chemins

Arrière de l’Eglise Abbatiale de St Antoine l’Abbaye

Type : Journée d’études

Date : 15 – 16 septembre

Lieu : France, Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye

Bâtir – Orner – Accueillir – Découvrir. Les Antonins à la croisée des chemins. Journées d’étude internationales organisées par le Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye. 15 – 16 septembre 2017

Dans le prolongement de son cycle d’expositions initié en 2016 autour de l’exposition Bâtisseurs d’Éternité, le Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye organise du 9 juillet au 8 octobre 2017 une exposition programmée en lien avec la réouverture progressive des espaces muséographiques consacrés à l’histoire des hospitaliers de Saint-Antoine ou antonins, des origines au XVIIIe siècle. Cette exposition, De soie et d’ailleurs, une histoire à la croisée des chemins, et la publication qui l’accompagne, appuyées par les contributions de spécialistes, auteurs de nombreux ouvrages de référence, proposent de poursuivre parallèlement la recherche pluridisciplinaire autour de l’église abbatiale édifiée de la fin du XIIe siècle à la fin du XVe siècle, du bourg attenant comme du vaste réseau de préceptories au Moyen Âge et de commanderies à l’Époque Moderne structurées le long des grands axes stratégiques qui ont façonné l’Europe. Si la soie est en quelque sorte le fil d’Ariane de cette nouvelle présentation, c’est aussi parce que, aux confins des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, une manufacture florissante fut implantée aux portes de l’abbaye, redessinant par l’entremise de deux dynasties de soyeux, les contours du bourg médiéval. En prolongement de l’exposition, le Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye organise les secondes journées d’étude, programmées les 15 et 16 septembre 2017 et intitulées Bâtir – Orner – Accueillir – Découvrir. Les antonins à la croisée des chemins. Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Rutgers Art Review Volume 35

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite : 15 septembre 2017

Call for Papers and Digital Projects

Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in art history, hereby invites all current graduate students, as well as professionals who have completed their doctoral degree within the past year, to submit papers for its 35th edition.

Papers may address the full range of topics and historical periods within the history of art and architecture, visual and material culture, art theory and criticism, aesthetics, film, and photography. Continuer la lecture

Conférence : Beyond Reproductive Printmaking (Dresden, 18-19 Sep 17)

Etienne Fessard d’après Charles-Joseph Natoire, Vue perspective de la Chapelle des Enfants Trouvés à paris, 1752 –
1759, gravure, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Conférence

Date : 18 – 19 septembre 2017

Lieu : Dresde

Diesseits und Jenseits von Reproduktion. Druckgrafik und der Kanon der Europäischen Malerei. BEYOND REPRODUCTIVE PRINTMAKING. PRINTS AND THE CANON OF EUROPEAN PAINTING (ca. 1500 – 1810).

Eine kooperative Veranstaltung des Kupferstich-Kabinetts der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden und des Institutes für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft der TU Dresden (Lehrstuhl für Mittlere und Neuere

Kunstgeschichte) / joint conference of the Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs of the Dresden State Art Collections and the Institute of Art and Music of the Technical University Dresden Continuer la lecture