The Camden Town Group in Context

ISBN 978-1-84976-385-1


The Camden Town Group in Context was first conceived of as a volume of catalogue entries but has developed into a multi-layered electronic resource and repository of new research. During the project’s gestation the Tate team has sought the help and advice of many people, and on behalf of the team I should like to express here our profound gratitude to the project contributors and all those who have generously assisted us.
Particular thanks are owed to Wendy Baron, leading scholar in the field of Camden Town Group studies, who has helped in a multitude of ways, from reading drafts of catalogue entries and essays to providing hard-to-find images. Other editorial advisors have also been unstintingly generous with their time and expertise, and their comments on essays have been invaluable. We are deeply grateful to them all.
Within the project team a great debt is owed to Ysanne Holt, the project’s Academic Advisor and commissioning editor, and Helena Bonett, Research Coordinator, for the dedication they have brought to the realisation of this ambitious and innovative venture. We are deeply grateful to them both for their varied contributions, as we are to Robert Upstone who as a curator wrote many catalogue entries and led the project before he left Tate and to Nicola Moorby who also authored a large number of the project’s core texts about the artists and works in Tate’s collection. Thanks are also due to the interns who assisted on the project, particularly Tom Furness, Kari Rittenbach, Stephanie Forrest and Karen Hickox.
Such a complex project could not have been achieved without the support and professionalism of colleagues in a range of departments at Tate. Particular thanks are owed to the Tate Library and Archive team, particularly Krzysztof Cieszkowski (author of the bibliography) and David Pilling, the Tate Photography team, especially Rod Tidnam, David Lambert, Marcella Leith and David Clarke, and the Curatorial department in Tate Britain. Andrew Tullis in the Legal department has given valuable advice, while Ailsa Roberts in Development and Chris Garner in Finance have supported and helped guide the project throughout its gestation. Special thanks are also owed to Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, and to members of the Research Department, including the Digital Editor Alex Cary, for their support of this project and the inter-departmental vision that has underpinned it.
One of the pleasures of this project has been the enthusiastic collaboration of colleagues in the Tate Online and Information Systems teams. Particular thanks are owed to James Davis, Diane Hall, Steve Hare, Alex Pilcher, John Stack and John Sidney-Woollett, who have worked extraordinarily hard to achieve a fluid integration of the complex materials generated by the research project within the newly redesigned presentation of Tate’s website. They have creatively invented the look and feel of the final project, overcoming complex challenges along the way. Each knows how much he or she has contributed to launching the project and to shaping its final form, and the project editors should like to offer heartfelt thanks to them for their wholehearted support for and engagement with this project.
The development and publication of The Camden Town Group in Context would not have been possible without the support and commitment of The Getty Foundation. As part of its Online Scholarly Cataloguing Initiative (OSCI), the Getty Foundation has fostered a community in which colleagues in partner institutions exchange information about the challenges and possible solutions involved in developing the infrastructures and work cultures necessary to achieve the online publication of museum catalogues. We are particularly grateful to Kristin Kelly, Deborah Marrow, Nancy Micklewright, Hilary Walter and Joan Weinstein, for their steadfast support and guidance, as well as various colleagues in OSCI partner institutions.
The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation funded the project in its early research phase, from 2002 to 2004, for which we are also grateful.
Artist estate holders and families of artists have been extremely generous, and we would not have been able to create such a well-illustrated scholarly project without their support. We should like to thank warmly Clare Ash, Patrick Baty, Robert Baty, Frank Bayes, Julia Bayes, Monica Beck, Lucy Carter, David Drummond, Jo Drummond, the late Sarah Fox-Pitt, Henrietta Garnett, Connie Gore, the late Frederick Gore, Jennifer Gosse, Henry Lessore, John Lessore, Andrew McIntyre, Fiona McIntyre, Henrietta Phipps, Jane Rutherston, Max Rutherston, Simon Shorvon, the Jacob Epstein, Lucian Freud and Wyndham Lewis estates, as well as DACS. We are also particularly indebted to the publishers, editors and authors who have allowed us to reprint texts from their books, and to Bill Clark of Windyridge Music Hall CDs for providing audio excerpts of music hall songs.
The following individuals and institutions have been particularly helpful and supportive of our research:
Sarah Allard, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Ros Allwood, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery
Martyn Anglesea, Ulster Museum
Margaret Ashby
Iain Bain
David Beevers, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
John Bernasconi, University of Hull Art Collection
James Black, Archetype Publications
Roy Brigden
Brighton History Centre
Hannah Brignell, Museums Sheffield
The late Ruth Bromberg
Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre
City of Westminster Archives Centre
William J. Clark, Windyridge CDs
Nicola Coleby, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Gordon Cooke, The Fine Art Society
Alison Cousins, London South Bank University
Jan Cox
Tim Craven, Southampton City Art Gallery
Alan Crookham
Rebecca Daniels
Amina Darwish, Yale University Press
Jeanette Davis, Boodle’s
Kristy Davis, Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection
Meg Duff
Sarah Fletcher
Lucy Franklin
Andrzej Gasiorek
Fred Gray, Brighton West Pier Trust
Anna Gruetzner Robins
Guildhall Library, City of London
Colin Harrison
Robert Heffel, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver
Heinz Archive and Library, National Portrait Gallery
Gunnar Heydenreich
Christine Hopper, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford
Lesley Hoskins, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University
Dennis Irwin, Archivist, Stead McAlpin & Co.
Charles Jackson
Lucy Johnston, Victoria and Albert Museum
Margaret Ashby
Damian Kerr
Sue Kerry, Warner Archive
Alex Kidson
Wendy Kirkby, UCL Records Office
Ken Kiss, Crystal Palace Museum
Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, London South Bank University
Jonathan Law
Rob Lloyd, Bridgeman Art Library
London Metropolitan Archives
Andrew Loukes, Manchester City Art Gallery
Mark Macdonald
Gillian Malpass, Yale University Press
Alison Meredith, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver
Clare Mitchell, Southampton City Art Gallery
Jennie Moloney, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Pat Napier
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum
Mark Norman, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Mr and Mrs Peppitt
Claire Petty
Clive Philpot, British Council
Public Records Office
Nicole Rivette, Toledo Museum of Art
William Rough
Alice Sanger
Mary Schroeder
Katherine Shearer, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery
Jonathan Shirland
Selina Skipwith, The Fleming Collection
Alistair Smith
Joanna Soden, Royal Scottish Academy
Frank Spence
Frances Stenlake
Crosby Stevens, Brodsworth Hall
Peter Stubbs
Matthew Sturgis
Cherie Summers, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Sarah Taft
Anne Thorold
Lisa Tickner
Keith Towndrow, Ashgate
Toby Treves
University of Glasgow Library
Victoria North, Royal Free Hospital Archives Centre
Tina Weidner
Western Art Print Room, Ashmolean Museum
Candi de Wet Nel, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Denys Wilcox, The Court Gallery
We should also like to thank those institutions and individuals who have provided images from their collections, as well as those private collectors who wish to remain anonymous:
Archive Centre, King’s College, University of Cambridge
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Arts Council Collection, London
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Barnardo’s Photographic Archive
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Bradford Art Gallery
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery
Bridgeman Art Library, London
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
British Council, London
British Library and Newspaper Library, London
British Museum, London
British Pathé
Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre, London
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
Christie’s, London
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Country Life Picture Library
Courtauld Images, London
Daniel Katz Family Trust
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
George Eastman House
Getty Images, London
Government Art Collection, London
Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Islington Public Libraries, London
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Ivor Braka Ltd, London
Janet Balmforth
Jeffrey Deitch, New York
Jerry Hardman-Jones
Johannesburg Art Gallery
John Barber
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Leeds Art Gallery
Leicester Museums and Galleries
Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery
London Transport Museum
MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London
Manchester Art Gallery
Mary Evans Picture Library, London
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of London
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery, London
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Railway Museum, York
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Nottingham Museums and Galleries
Otto Dix Foundation, Vaduz
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
Royal College of Art, London
Science and Society Picture Library, London
Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Sotheby’s Picture Library, London
Southampton City Art Gallery
St Peter’s House Library, University of Brighton
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
The Charleston Trust
The Christopher Sands Trust
The Court Gallery, West Quantoxhead, Somerset
The Earl and Countess of Harewood and The Harewood House Trust
The Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection and ArenaPal
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
UCL Art Collections
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Unicorn Press, London
University of Hull Art Collection
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Wellcome Images, London
Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester
Windyridge CDs
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
York City Art Gallery
Supported from so many different quarters, this landmark project, we hope, will throw new light on the Camden Town Group and its era, and help shape future thinking about the fast-developing possibilities for online scholarly publishing.

Jennifer Mundy
March 2012

How to cite

Jennifer Mundy, ‘Acknowledgements’, March 2012, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012,, accessed 24 April 2024.