Programs & Exhibitions

Study Days, Seminars, Workshops, Master Classes, Classes

Study Days, Seminars, Workshops, Colloquia, etc.

Master Classes Classes

James Gillray’s Experimental Printmaking

Collecting the Graphic Work of William Hogarth

Connoisseurship: Graphic Satire from William Hogarth to James Gillray

Conceptualizing the "Age of Democratic Revolutions

A Contest of Two Genres: Graphic Satire and British History Painting in the Long Eighteenth Century

The Comic Image 1800–1850: Narrative and Caricature

Individual Class Sessions

In-class instruction on campus

 

Study Days, Seminars, Workshops, Colloquiua, and Master Classes

The Library often offers study days, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and master classes throughout the year. The Lewis Walpole Library is currently offering a study day,workshops, graduate student seminars, and master classes. Details are below.

For questions or more information please write to Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu or Nicole Bouché nicole.bouche@yale.edu.

To view the "James Gillray's Hogarthian Progresses" exhibition poster with programs listed, click here.

For information about other past seminars, workshops, and master classes, click here.

The Library welcomes inquiries about and suggestions for future study days, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and master classes. Please contact Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu or Susan Walker susan.walker@yale.edu.

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Study Days, Seminars, Workshops, Colloquia, etc.

 

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James Gillray (1756-1815)
Affability (detail). 1795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Hogarth
Harlot's Progress, Plate 2. 1732
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William Hogarth
Harlot's Progress, Plate 2. 1732
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William Hogarth
Harlot's Progress, Plate 2. 1732
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Copy of Harlot's Progress, Plate 2. 1732 Printed for John Bowles

Study Day

James Gillray’s Experimental Printmaking

Organized by Esther Chadwick, History of Art, Yale University
and Cynthia Roman, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

With invited scholars: 
Tim Clayton, University of Warwick
Ersy Contogouris, Université du Québec à Montréal
Andrew Edmunds, Dealer/Collector, London
Theresa Fairbanks-Harris, Yale University 
Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia 
Katherine Hart, Dartmouth College 
Nicholas J.S. Knowles, Independent Scholar, London 
Sheila O’Connell, formerly British Museum 
Brian Shure, Rhode Island School of Design 

June 10, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm

James Gillray (1756-1815) has long been recognized as the foremost graphic satirist of his generation and as one of the most brilliant artists of his age. His dazzling single-sheet prints are widely acknowledged for their sophisticated iconographic play, intertextuality, and art historical awareness. His ‘mock-heroic’ and ‘Caricatura-Sublime’ can be seen as central contributions to Romantic aesthetics. Yet there still exists no comprehensive account of Gillray’s radical printmaking from the point of view of technique. Gillray was a consummate experimenter, adapting and combining graphic styles and syntax to suit his varied ends. Making was always essential to his meaning, from his use of delicate stipple to innovative textured soft-grounds. What can we learn of his methods and materials? How was his workshop organized? And how did his material experience as a printmaker shape an understanding of his world? With a view to a future exhibition on the subject, and grounded on the evidence of works in the collection of the Lewis Walpole Library, this day-long workshop will open up the vital question of Gillray’s practice at the level of the plate.

The program is open to graduate students by application. Application Deadline is May 20.For further details contact Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu

Graduate Student Seminar

Collecting the Graphic Work of William Hogarth

Sheila O’Connell, Former Curator of Prints, British Museum

June 14, 2016, 10 am to 3 pm

With over one thousand prints by and after William Hogarth, the Lewis Walpole Library holds the finest collection of the artist’s work in the United States. Inspired by the example of Horace Walpole who wrote about and collected Hogarth’s works, the Lewises avidly collected Hogarth prints. Participants in the seminar will consider material evidence of collecting practices by looking at some early collections which have survived relatively intact: a lifetime folio of 67 prints; George Steevens collection of 705 prints in the original elephant folios with collector annotations; and the collection of Queen Charlotte sold by Jane Hogarth, among others. Subscription tickets, early manuscript and published inventories, and single sheet items will provide further material for consideration.

The program is open to graduate students by application. Application Deadline is May 20. For further details contact Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu

Transportation: Yale Shuttle to and from New Haven 
Accommodation at the Library’s Timothy Root House may be available at no charge upon inquiry. 

Graduate Student Seminar

Connoisseurship: Graphic Satire from William Hogarth to James Gillray

Andrew Edmunds, Collector and Dealer

June 15, 2016, 10 am to 3 pm

The Lewis Walpole Library holds a virtually complete representation of the entire graphic production of William Hogarth. These rich holdings include life-time impressions, multiple states of a great many prints, unique impressions, and numerous copies and later restrikes. Participants in this seminar will have the opportunity to look closely at satirical prints in order to gain understanding of quality, authenticity and materiality of these objects. The library also has extensive holdings of prints by James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson that will likewise be available for participants to consider issues of quality and authenticity, including assessing hand-coloring.

Participation is open to graduate students by application. Application Deadline is May 20.For further details contact Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu

Transportation: Yale Shuttle to and from New Haven 
Accommodation at the Library’s Timothy Root House may be available at no charge upon inquiry. 

 

 

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Graduate Colloquium

Conceptualizing the "Age of Democratic Revolutions”

David A. Bell
Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor, Department of History, Princeton University

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Location of colloquium: History Department, Yale University

What does it mean to talk about 'Atlantic Revolutions'? The talk will examine the ways that the concept has been formulated since the days of R.R. Palmer, and examine the ways in which it is, and is not useful for historians of the period.

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Master Classes

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)
The Battle of the Pictures
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Master Class for Graduate Students

A Contest of Two Genres: Graphic Satire and British History Painting in the Long Eighteenth Century

Mark Salber Phillips, Professor of History at Carleton University, Ottawa
Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Lewis Walpole Library

August 22–26, 2016

Details to follow...

The program is open to graduate students by application. For further details contact Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu

Transportation: Yale Shuttle to and from New Haven 
Accommodation at the Library’s Timothy Root House may be available at no charge upon inquiry. 

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Robert Seymour (1798-1836)
"Vel I dos'nt think it can be blasphemy for us to sing out ... "

London: Published by G.S. Tregear 1835?

Master Class for Graduate Students

The Comic Image 1800–1850: Narrative and Caricature

Brian Maidment, Professor of the History of Print, Liverpool John Moores University
Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Lewis Walpole Library

September 14—16, 2016, 3 pm on the 14th to 1 pm on the 16th

Details to follow...

The program is open to graduate students by application. For further details contact Cynthia Roman cynthia.roman@yale.edu

Transportation: Yale Shuttle to and from New Haven 
Accommodation at the Library’s Timothy Root House may be available at no charge upon inquiry. 

 

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Classes

Individual Class Sessions

The Library welcomes visits by undergraduate and graduate classes from Yale and other institutions.

Members of the staff are available to work with faculty and teaching graduate students to develop and arrange special sessions to present materials on individual topics or in particular formats and to talk to students about the collection. Members of the Library staff are happy to assist instructors in identification and selection of appropriate collection items for presentation in class.

Classes provide students with an opportunity for a hands-on introduction to eighteenth-century primary source materials.

Flexible teaching options:

The classroom

We are also happy to arrange transportation for classes between New Haven and Farmington.

For further information or to schedule a class visit, contact

Susan Walker, Head of Public Services, susan.walker@yale.edu, 860-677-2140

 

In-Class Instruction Sessions on Campus

Members of the staff are available to come to class on campus to talk to students about the Library and its holdings relevant to the particular course. Presentations introduce students to the Library's collections as a source of material they can draw upon for their research and course assignments.

For further information or to schedule a visit to class, contact

Susan Walker, Head of Public Services, at susan.walker@yale.edu, 860-677-2140

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