Mary Moser: Portraitist

Mary Moser: Portraitist

Paris A. Spies-Gans Mary Moser’s career has long been circumscribed by portraiture—a hemming in that dates almost exactly to her elevation as a founding member of London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 1768. A celebrated flower painter, Moser, later Lloyd (1744-1819), was one of only two women Academicians elected before…

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Self/Portraiture and Artistic Exchange: John Smith and Sir Godfrey Kneller in Early Modern England

Self/Portraiture and Artistic Exchange: John Smith and Sir Godfrey Kneller in Early Modern England

Andrea Morgan Between 1688 and 1716, John Smith (1652-1743) and Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) executed a collaborative series of four self/portraits. Smith was a mezzotint artist who produced over 100 copies after Kneller’s paintings, and this portrait series documents the decades-long partnership between the two artists that would prove valuable…

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Bouchardon the Draftsman: Two Reviews by Tomas Macsotay

Bouchardon the Draftsman: Two Reviews by Tomas Macsotay

LEFT: Juliette Trey and Hélène Grollemund, Inventaire général des dessins du musée du Louvre. Edmé Bouchardon (1698-1762), Paris : Musée du Louvre, 2016, ISBN 9782350315515 RIGHT: Édouard Kopp, The Learned Draftsman: Edme Bouchardon, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017, ISBN  978-1-60606-504-4 The exhibition dedicated to the eighteenth-century French sculptor Edmé Bouchardon (at the…

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