This seminar looks at the case of Victorian artists, male and female, who were well-known in their day but have since come to occupy a marginal position in the history of British art.
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Sir Charles Eastlake
Overlooked Victorian Artists - John Brett
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Annie Louisa Swynnerton, A.R.A
Dr. Katie Tyreman Herrington argues that Swynnerton’s paintings provide an understanding of how actively and rigorously women artists contributed to the development of styles and movements of painting in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Louise Jopling
The art and life of Louise Jopling (1843-1933) is unusually well documented for a 19th century female artist through her private papers, public pronouncements on art matters and through the press. Dr. Patricia de Montfort considers how research on Jopling can help to bring the work of other neglected artists (especially women) to a wider audience.
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Herbert Draper
Simon Toll discusses the life and work of Herbert Draper and his experience researching Drapers personal papers, sketchbooks and figure drawings held by the artist’s family.
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Christina Herringham
Dr. Laura MacCulloch briefly discusses her research as part of an ongoing project to hold an exhibition on Christina Herringham and her work.
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Frank Cadogan Cowper
Overlooked Victorian Artists - The Lost Generation, 1880-1920
Professor Liz Prettejohn explores the strange critical fortunes of artists whose careers spanned the awkward divide across the year 1900 – too late to be considered typical Victorians, too early to be called modernists.
Overlooked Victorian Artists - Reputation and Representation
Alison Smith considers Tate’s original role as the custodian of modern British (Victorian) art and the challenges facing curators today in displaying and developing this part of what is now a much broader collection.
In this event we examine the historiographic and museological reasons for their neglect and consider how far new approaches to curating and research may help rehabilitate reputation.
Programmed by Professor Liz Prettejohn, Head of Department and Professor of History of Art, University of York and Rebecca Milner, Curator: Collections Access (Fine Art), Manchester Art Gallery in collaboration with Alison Smith, Lead Curator, 19th Century British Art, Tate.