• 30 August 2018

Andrew Wyld (1949-2011) was 'one of the finest art dealers of his generation' specialising in eighteenth and nineteenth-century British watercolours. As a young man his only training was to look at as many works of art as possible and believed it was more important to look at and handle original works than to study photographs or reproductions in books. After his death in 2011, his friends and family decided to set up a fund in his memory; its aim is to enable students to do exactly as he did, namely to look at, and judge, works of art on paper for themselves.

The Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant is now in its fourth year and is an award of up to £2,000 to enable students to see and research works on paper at first hand.

One of last years recipients, Zalina Tetermazova, used the grant to examine in person the multicolour prints created by England by Gavriil Skorodumov(1754-1792) to compare them with the impressions she had seen in Russian museum collections. This research trip was vital to her work on the history of colour printmaking in eighteenth-century Russia and on the processes Skorodumov used.

Applications for the Autumn 2018 round of Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant funding are now open and will close on 30 September, for more information please click here.

Image: Gavriil Skorodumov. Self-Portrait (In the Cabinet of Engravings of the Hermitage). Circa 1790. Watercolour, Indian ink, quill and graphite pencil on paper.