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A Candid Portrait

I love how you can almost see Mrs Mortlock trying not to laugh as her son refuses to look suitably sombre... Elizabeth Mortlock (b.1756) and her son John Mortlock the Younger, by John Downman, 1779.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Rencontres : « Des mots de la peinture en France entre XVIe et XVIIe siècles » (Paris, 11 juin 2021)

Le prochain rendez-vous du cycle de rencontres sur le Lexique de la peinture, première rencontre organisée dans le cadre de l’axe de recherche « Corpus, éditions de sources, humanités numériques » de l’École française de Rome aura lieu la...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 4 Jun 2021

A Photorealistic Portrait

This remarkably realistic Portrait of an Old Woman by Christian Seybold dates from 1749. It could almost be a photograph - everything about this image just feels so incredibly real, as it she might be about to speak.Via Harvard Art Museums.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

A Dandy Cock

It's not easy being a dandy during a heatwave! A Dandy Cock in Stays or A New Thing for the Ladies, Isaac Cruikshank, 1818. #gloriousGeorgians from the British Museum.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Lady Gorget

When fashionable ladies in military-inspired fashions joined their husbands at Coxheath Camp, their critics thought it would lead to nothing but scandal and trouble! Lady Gorget raising Recruits for Cox-Heath, Robert Dighton, 1781. Via the British Museum.See...

The Three Graces in a High Wind

Never underestimate the perils of fashion! The Graces in a high wind - a Scene taken from Nature, in Kensington Gardens, by James Gillray. Via the V&A.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

The Commercial Dandy

Dr. Samuel Phillips Eady, a quack specialist in sexual health, certainly seems to get on well with his glamorous patients! "The Commercial Dandy and his sleeping partners", by George Cruikshank, 1821.Via the Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection.See...

Appel à communication : « Artistes en exil politique en France (1945-1989) » (Paris, avril 2021)

De Yalta à la chute du mur, le partage du monde en ce l’on appelle alors des « zones d’influence », exacerbe, en plusieurs endroits et sur tous les continents, les tensions politiques et militaires. Dans les pays sous emprise...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 28 Feb 2021

Journée d’étude : « Lettres d’artiste. Pour une nouvelle histoire transnationale de l’art (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles) » (Ecole Française de Rome, en ligne, 2 mars 2021)

Lettere d’artista. Per una nuova storia transnazionale dell’arte (XVIII-XIX secolo) Storie dell’arte digitali: risorse e progetti Sesto incontro del programma Lettres d’artistes Online (École Française de Rome), 2...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 26 Feb 2021


This “cake” (a naive young fellow) is so busy being charmed by his lady friends, that he hasn’t noticed they’re picking his pocket! A Cake in Danger by Rowlandson, 1806. Via the Royal Collection.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Appel à publication : « Figures of the Artist. The Image of the Artist in the Forms of Literary Writing », Elephant & Castle, n°25 (Bergame, 2021)

“Art: a coven of freaks”: this is how Emanuele Trevi gives expression (Sogni e favole, 2019), with icastic memorability, to one, perhaps the most widespread, commonplace on the artist’s profile. Since when Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz (in...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 16 Dec 2020

Portrait of an Old Woman

Portrait of an Old Woman by Christian Seybold, from 1749. Photorealism before photos existed - what a talent. Via Harvard Art Museums.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

A Fashionabe Mama

A fashionable mama breastfeeds her baby in Friedrich Tischbein's Portrait of a Family, c.1795-1800, via Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel. See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

The Dandy Toy

For the lady who has everything, how about a personal puppet dandy? Cruikshank’s The English Ladies Dandy Toy, via the British Museum. See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Joseph Paul – An Unscrupulous Norfolk Artist – Part

Welcome back to the second instalment of the story of Joseph Paul’s life. We left Joseph last week having been cleared of attempting to murder his first wife, but of course, her death did mean that he still had five young children to care for, so...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Nov 2020

Appel à communication : « Le Corps helvétique et la France (1660-1792). Transferts, asymétries et interdépendances entre des partenaires inégaux » (Colloque de la Société Suisse pour l’Étude du XVIIIe Siècle (SSEDS), 28-30 avril 2022)

Appel à communication : « Le Corps helvétique et la France (1660-1792). Transferts, asymétries et interdépendances entre des partenaires inégaux » (Colloque de la Société Suisse pour...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 2 Nov 2020

Joseph Paul – An Unscrupulous Norfolk Artist – Part 1

Let me introduce you to the Norfolk artist, Joseph Paul, who I came across a while ago on a visit to Newark  Town Hall and Museum, Nottinghamshire, who have several works paintings by him. They knew little about the artist, except that I was told...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Oct 2020

Lady Russell and Her Son

You try getting a 3 year old to sit still for a portrait... Lady Russell and Her Son (1786), by Romney. See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Billy Dimple

Isn’t this pair of chaps utterly glorious? Robert Dighton’s The Macaroni Painter, or Billy Dimple Sitting for his Picture, shows painter Richard Cosway posing for a portrait in all his finery! 1772, via the British Museum.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

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