- 25 January 2019
The Conversation Piece: Making Modern Art in 18th-Century Britain, a Paul Mellon Centre funded publication written by Kate Retford and published by Yale University Press, has been awarded the prize for a single-authored book with a subject between 1600-1800 by the Historians of British Art book prize committee. The winners were chosen from a nominating list of over one hundred books from more than thirty different presses.
The Conversation Piece shared the award with Temi Odumosu's Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes White Humour which was supported by a Paul Mellon Centre publication grant awarded in 2015.
To find out more about the Historians of British Art book prize please click here.