Past Events

Spring 2013: Research Lunches

Research Lunch – Jonny Yarker

  • 18 January to 8 March 2013
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Public Study Room, Paul Mellon Centre

18th January

Jonny Yarker (University of Cambridge)

'Learning the Business of Painting in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain: the example of Hamlet Winstanley'

1st February

Esther Chadwick (Yale University)

‘Experiments in Liberty: Barry's Phoenix of 1776’

Figures in a classical landscape

James Barry, The Phoenix or the Resurrection of Freedom, 1776, engraving and aquatint

Digital image courtesy of Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1977.14.11067

15th February

Cicely Robinson (University of York)

'Reading Reconstructions: The National Gallery of Naval Art c.1839'

1st March

Emily Mann (Courtauld Institute of Art)

‘Empire Builder: Christian Lilly in the Atlantic World 1688- 1738’

8th March

Carly Collier (University of Warwick)

‘Rediscovering Fresco Painting in Nineteenth-Century Britain.'

In order to help us plan for these events, it is essential to check availability and let us know which individual research seminars and research lunches you would like to attend, by emailing the Centre’s Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming, on efleming@paul-mellon-, at least two days in advance.

About the speaker

  • Dr Jonny Yarker has published widely on the Grand Tour including: Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth Century Rome (Yale, 2010); The English Prize, the capture of the Westmorland, an incident of the Grand Tour (Yale, 2012) and the recent exhibition: Richard Wilson (1713-82): A European Master (Yale 2014). Jonny has held academic fellowships in America, London, and most recently, Rome. He is currently working on an account of the life and activities of the banker and dealer Thomas Jenkins (1722 - 1798) entitled The Business of the Grand Tour.