2012 ARCHIVE


André Derain (1880 - 1954), Trees by a Lake, le Parc de Carrières-St-Denis, around 1909. Oil on canvas. Samuel Courtauld Trust: Fry Bequest, 1935 (P.1935.RF.91) © Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2003

For this year's Courtauld Collections project, two Research Associates studying art history - Stephanie Lenk and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper - were each paired with two further Research Associates from the Conservation & Technology Department (easels) - Alysia Sawicka and Cleo Nisse respectively - to research two paintings from The Courtauld Gallery which are undergoing conservation.


Studio of Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 88), Copy after a self-portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, late 18th century. Oil on canvas. Samuel Courtauld Trust: Courtauld Gift, 1932 (P.1932.SC.100) © Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London


These are (1) Studio of Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 88), Copy after a self-portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, late 18th century oil on canvas. Samuel Courtauld Trust: Samuel Courtauld Gift, 1932 (P.1932.SC.100) and (2) André Derain (1880 - 1954), Trees by a lake, le Parc de Carrieres-St-Denis, c. 1909, oil on canvas. Samuel Courtauld Trust: Fry Bequest; 1935 (P.1935.RF.91).

This resulted in a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of the paintings. The Research Associates presented the results of their research at workshops on 5 March and 11 June 2011.


Download Research Associate’s presentations:

Pdf icon Cleo Nisse and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper's joint research project on Trees by a Lake: le Parc de Carrèires-Saint-Denis


Pdf icon Stefanie Lenk and Alysia Sawicka's joint research project on A Portrait of Thomas Gainsborough