The Courtauld Collections: COnservation and Art Historical Analysis: Works from The Courtauld Gallery


Monday, 11 March 2013

12.00 - 13.30, Research Forum South Room

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saint Michael and Saint John the Baptist
Master of the Arcetri Altarpiece, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saint Michael and Saint John the Baptist, circa 1440-70. Acquisition: Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966. P.1966.GP.283. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Research Forum Research Associates Eva Bezverkhny and Olympia Diamond, Ariel Fein and Chloe Head, Soo-Young Leam and Douglas MacLennan

Ticket/entry details: The Courtauld Institute of Art's academic staff and postgraduate students. Booking essential as places are limited and for catering purposes. Booking required by 12noon, Wednesday 6 March. Email Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you plan to attend. Please also advise if you have any allergies/dietary restrictions (sandwich lunch).

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott, Professor Aviva Burnstock and Dr Karen Serres

This year, five pairs of Research Associates, each composed of a graduate student from the department of Conservation and Technology and one studying art history, are investigating paintings from The Courtauld Gallery in advance of conservation treatment. Three of them will introduce the issues and report the initial findings of their technical and art historical examination. The 20-minute presentations will be followed by a short discussion. A second presentation in the summer term will present the developments and results of their Courtauld Collection project.





The Research Forum Research Associates are:

  • Eva Bezverkhny and Olympia Diamond presenting on Francesco Solimena, Assumption of the Virgin, Before 1725. Oil on canvas. height: 127.3 cm; width: 101.3 cm. Acquisition: Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966. P.1966.GP.415. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London;
  • Ariel Fein and Chloe Head presenting on the Master of the Arcetri Altarpiece, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saint Michael and Saint John the Baptist, circa 1440-70. Tempera on panel, part-integral frame with an arched top. height: 73.4 cm; width: 38.4 cm. Acquisition: Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966. P.1966.GP.283. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London;
  • Soo-Young Leam and Douglas MacLennan presenting on Percy Wyndham Lewis, 1882-1957, Nordic Beach. Oil on canvas. 45.5 x 38cm / 18 x 15in. Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust. G and V Lane Collection. © Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust;
  • Anna Koopstra and Roxanne Sperber;
  • Emily Shartrand and Claire Shepherd.



The Virgin's assumption into heaven surrounded by angels; people pray and watch from below Man (standing) and woman (sitting) on the beach, with houses in the distance

Left: Francesco Solimena, Assumption of the Virgin, Before 1725. Oil on canvas. height: 127.3 cm; width: 101.3 cm. Acquisition: Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966. P.1966.GP.415. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Right: Percy Wyndham Lewis, 1882-1957, Nordic Beach. Oil on canvas. 45.5 x 38cm / 18 x 15in. Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust. G and V Lane Collection. © Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust



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