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Conference: Printing Colour 1700–1830
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CONFERENCE + OBJECT STUDY DAY
Convenors: Elizabeth Savage & Ad Stijnman
PRINTING COLOUR 1700–1830
Discoveries, Rediscoveries & Innovations in the Long 18th Century
10–11 April 2018, University of London

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OBJECT STUDY DAY
18th-Century Colour-Print Cultures
12 April 2018, nine London collections



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Day 1: Presentations
10 April 2018, Senate House

9:30 Session 1: Methods & Materials
Chair: Jean Michel Massing (Cambridge)

  • From Anatomy to Embroidery: Printed Colour in Books and Periodicals Ad Stijnman (Leiden)

  • The Vagaries of Technology Transfer: J. C. Le Blon’s Wander into Tapestry-Making and its Connections to his Colour Printing Ventures Sarah Lowengard (The Cooper Union)

  • From Colour Theory to Colour Practice: Printmakers in Pursuit of the ‘Right’ Pigments Manon van der Mullen (Rijksmuseum) & Dionysia Christoforou (Rijksmuseum)

11:30 Session 2: New ‘Old’ Masters
Chair: Olenka Horbatsch (British Museum)

  • Coloured Inks in Imitation of Old Masters Drawings Benedetta Spadaccini (Ambrosiana)

  • Colour Printing: Worn Plates, Fine Impressions and ‘Furniture’ Prints Rob Dixon (sirjoshuareynolds.com;stipple.co.uk)

14:00 Session 3: Colour-Printing Drawings I
Chair: Jef Schaeps (Leiden University Library)

  • Blood, Earth and Ink: Gilles Demarteau and Red Chalk-Manner Printing Juliet Carey (Waddesdon Manor)

  • Between Painting and Graphic Arts: Colour Printmaking in 18th Century Russia Zalina Tetermazova (Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts)

15:30 Session 4: Colour-Printing Decoration
Chair: Sarah Grant (V&A)

  • Bringing Colour to Books and Objects with Decorated Paper Sidney Berger (Simmons College; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) & Michèle Cloonan (Simmons College)

  • 18th-Century Paper Hangings and the Application of Colour Andrew Bush (National Trust)

  • Chinoiserie in Colour: Jean-Baptiste Pillement and the Development of à la poupée Printing in France Geert-Jan Janse (Utrecht)

17:15 KeynoteMargaret Morgan Grasselli (National Gallery of Art)
Chair: Ad Stijnman (Leiden)

  • Printed Paintings and Engraved Drawings: Technical Innovations in Colour Printing in Eighteenth-Century France

19:00 Dinner (pre-booked only)

Day 2: Presentations
11 April 2018, Senate House

9:30 Session 5: Colour-Printing as a Symbolic Form
Chair: Esther Chadwick (British Museum)

  • Colour Impressions from Norway: A Voyage Pittoresque through Colour Prints at the End of the 18th Century Chiara Palandri (National Library of Norway)

  • ‘each having a sort of accidental look’: William Blake’s Processes of Colour Printing Michael Phillips (York)

  • Heroes in Colour: Two-Colour Printed Portrait Series from Late Eighteenth-Century Paris Lea Hagedorn (Herzog August Library)

11:30 Session 6: Posters & Objects

  1. English Wallpapers by Cowtan & Sons: ‘decorations of the highest class in every style of art’ Wendy Andrews (Cambridge)

  2. Colour Printing in Lottery Bills, 1800-1826 Rob Banham (Reading)

  3. Curious Colours of Currency: Security Printing during the Long Eighteenth Century Jake Benson (Leiden)

  4. ‘Printing different Colours on One Plate’: Colour Printing on English Ceramics from 1756 Patricia Ferguson (British Museum)

  5. The English Wallpaper Trade, Colour Printing and the Consumer Revolution, 1750–1830 Phillippa Mapes (English Heritage)

  6. Louis Gautier-Dagoty, Colour Printmaker in Milan Alice Nicoliello

  7. Colour in Print in Word and Deed Robin Rider (Wisconsin-Madison)

  8. Original Revivals: Two New ‘Old Master’ Colour Woodcuts from the Early Nineteenth Century Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies)

  9. Colours of Anatomy: The Function and Style of Colour Printed Medical Figures compared to Fine Art Colour Prints 1500–1850 Ad Stijnman (Leiden)

  10. Printing Fashion in Colour 1700–1830 Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset (Versailles)

  11. John Baptist Jackson’s Woodcuts Evelyn Wöldicke (Stiftung Brandenburger Tor)

14:00 Session 7: Colour-Printing Drawings II
Chair: Antony Griffiths

  • The Market for Colour Printmaking in Louis XVI’s Paris: The Example of Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736–1793) Corinne Le Bitouzé (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

  • ‘Gravés d’après les Originaux …’: Maria Katharina and Johann Gottlieb Prestel’s Prints after Drawings in the Context of Colour Printing in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century Claudia-Alexandra Schwaighofer

15:30 Session 8: Towards a Mass Market
Chair: Rachel Sloan (Courtauld)

  • Elisha Kirkall and his Proposals for Printing in Chiaroscuro, Natural Colours and Tints Simon Turner (Hollstein)

  • British Stipple Engravings Printed in Colour, 1775-1820 David Alexander

  • George Baxter’s Contribution to the Rise of Commercial Colour Printing in the 1830s to 1850s Roger Smith (New Baxter Society)

17:15 Keynote: Martin Andrews (Reading)
Chair Elizabeth Savage (IES)

  • The Pursuit of Realism: Techniques and Processes to Create Full Colour, 1700–1830s

18:20 Wine Reception

Day 3: Private Views
12 April 2018, London Collections

Advance registration required for all sessions

10:00 Private Views: Session I

A. Courtauld Institute of Art
COURTAULD GALLERY
Colour Prints in the Courtauld Gallery Collection Rachel Sloan (Courtauld)

B. Senate House

SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY
Eighteenth-Century Colour Illustrations in Senate House Library Collections,
Karen Attar (Senate House Library), Tansy Barton (Senate House Library)

COLLECTION OF ROB DIXON
Colour Printing: Worn Plates, Fine Impressions and ‘Furniture’ Prints
Rob Dixon (sirjoshuareynolds.com; stipple.co.uk)

COLLECTION OF ROGER SMITH
George Baxter’s ‘Baxter Prints’: Their Production and Impact on Victorian Society
Roger Smith
(New Baxter Society)

C. V&A
DEPARTMENT OF WORD & IMAGE
Museum Colour Printing in the V&A’s Prints Collection
Liz Miller (V&A), Gill Saunders (V&A)

D. Wellcome Collection
LIBRARY AT WELLCOME COLLECTION
Colouring the World of Science: Printed Colour at the Wellcome Collection
Julia Nurse (Wellcome), William Schupbach (Wellcome)

12:00 Private Views: Session II

A. British Museum
DEPARTMENT OF PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Printing Colour for the Art Market, 1700–1830
Elizabeth Savage (IES)

B. Senate House

SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY
Eighteenth-Century Colour Illustrations in Senate House Library Collections,
Karen Attar (Senate House Library), Tansy Barton (Senate House Library)

COLLECTION OF ROB DIXON
Colour Printing: Worn Plates, Fine Impressions and ‘Furniture’ Prints
Rob Dixon (sirjoshuareynolds.com; stipple.co.uk)

COLLECTION OF ROGER SMITH
George Baxter’s ‘Baxter Prints’: Their Production and Impact on Victorian Society
Roger Smith
(New Baxter Society)

C. St Bride Foundation
ST BRIDE LIBRARY
Highlights of Eighteenth-Century Colour Printing in the St Bride Library
Ad Stijnman (Leiden)

14:00 Private Views: Session III

A. British Library (session A: 2–3pm; session B: 3:15–4:15pm)
[room] Eighteenth-Century French Books with Colour Plates in the British Library
Irène Fabry-Tehranchi  (British Library)

B. British Museum
DEPARTMENT OF PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Printing Colour for the Art Market, 1700–1830
Elizabeth Savage (IES)

C. Courtauld Institute of Art
COURTAULD GALLERY
Colour Prints in the Courtauld Gallery Collection

Rachel Sloan (Courtauld)

D. Senate House

SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY
Eighteenth-Century Colour Illustrations in Senate House Library Collections,
Karen Attar (Senate House Library), Tansy Barton (Senate House Library)

COLLECTION OF ROB DIXON
Colour Printing: Worn Plates, Fine Impressions and ‘Furniture’ Prints
Rob Dixon (sirjoshuareynolds.com; stipple.co.uk)

COLLECTION OF ROGER SMITH
George Baxter’s ‘Baxter Prints’: Their Production and Impact on Victorian Society
Roger Smith
(New Baxter Society)

E. St Bride Foundation
ST BRIDE LIBRARY
Highlights of Eighteenth-Century Colour Printing in the St Bride Library
Ad Stijnman (Leiden)

F. V&A
DEPARTMENT OF WORD & IMAGE
Museum Colour Printing in the V&A’s Prints Collection
Liz Miller (V&A), Gill Saunders (V&A)