• 7 February 2018

The Paul Mellon Centre's publication The Conversation Piece: Making Modern Art in Eighteenth Century Britain by Kate Retford has been reviewed in the latest issue of Apollo Magazine.

Stephen Lloyd, Curator of the Derby Collection at Knowsley Hall, favourably reviews the publication and says that it "represents a milestone in our understanding of this slippery form of 18th-century British portraiture" and that Retford's "impressive observation, attention to detail, and clear prose remind the reader to look and think about these visually seductive paintings with great care".

The Conversation Piece is available for readers in our Library and also can be bought from Yale University Press.