British Art Studies, Issue 4:
Autumn 2016

Publicaton Date
November 2016
Standard Number
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Yale Center for British Art

British Art Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed digital journal published jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. The journal provides an innovative space for new research and scholarship of the highest quality on all aspects of British art, architecture, and visual culture in their most diverse and international contexts.

British Art Studies is one of the few completely open access journals in the field of art history, providing a platform for digital publishing as well as a forum for debate about the digital humanities and fair use. 




The Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auction, 1780–1835, article by Matthew Lincoln and Abram Fox

Rehanging Reynolds at the British Institution: Methods for Reconstructing Ephemeral Displays, by Catherine Roach

Insurgent Citizenship: Dr John Nicholas Tresidder's Photographs of War and Peace in British India, by Sean Willcock

“The Mirror-Like Sea”: A Bloomsbury Vision of Same-Sex Desire In Duncan Grant's Bathing, 1911, by Vajdon Sohaili

Super-size caricature: Thomas Rowlandson's Place des Victoires at the Society of Artists in 1783, by Kate Grandjouan


New Brutalist Image 1949–55: 'atlas to a new world' or, 'trying to look at things today’, a Look First feature by Victoria Walsh and Claire Zimmerman 

Exit Theory: Thinking Photography and Thinking History from One Crisis to Another, a Conversation Piece coordinated by John Tagg

Proceedings: Photography and Britishness, a conference convened by Martina Droth and Sarah Victoria Turner