New issue of 19: Old Masters, Modern Women

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century has announced a new issue, which is now live on their website, on “Old Masters, Modern Women.” The issue also marks the launch of 19 Live, a successor to Herb Sussman’s Victorians Live, covering recent 19th-century reception in exhibits, theatre, film, and other recent productions. (For more on the transition see Sussman’s “On 19 Live.”)

The volume includes:

  • Preface, Gabriele Finaldi
  • Introduction, Maria Alambritis, Susanna Avery-Quash, and Hilary Fraser


  • Isabelle Baudino, ‘Nothing seems to have escaped her’: British Women Travellers as Art Critics and Connoisseurs (1775–1825)
  • Caroline Palmer, ‘A revolution in art’: Maria Callcott on Poussin, Painting, and the Primitives
  • Susanna Avery-Quash, Illuminating the Old Masters and Enlightening the British Public: Anna Jameson and the Contribution of British Women to Empirical Art History in the 1840s
  • Susanna Avery-Quash, Postscript to ‘Illuminating the Old Masters and Enlightening the British Public’
  • Zahira Véliz Bomford, Navigating Networks in the Victorian Age: Mary Philadelphia Merrifield’s Writing on the Arts
  • Julie Sheldon, Lady Eastlake and the Characteristics of the Old Masters
  • Patricia Rubin, George Eliot, Lady Eastlake, and the Humbug of Old Masters
  • Maria Alambritis, ‘Such a pleasant little sketch […] of this irritable artist’: Julia Cartwright and the Reception of Andrea Mantegna in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain
  • Hilary Fraser, Writing Cosmopolis: The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Emilia Dilke and Vernon Lee
  • Ilaria Della Monica, Mary Berenson and The Guide to the Italian Pictures at Hampton Court
  • Jonathan K. Nelson, An Unpublished Essay by Mary Berenson, ‘Botticelli and his Critics’ (1894–95)
  • Tiffany L. Johnston, Maud Cruttwell and the Berensons: ‘A preliminary canter to an independent career’
  • Francesco Ventrella, Writing Under Pressure: Maud Cruttwell and the Old Master Monograph
  • Imogen Tedbury, Collaboration and Correction: Re-examining the Writings of Lucy Olcott Perkins, ‘a lady resident in Siena’
  • Meaghan Clarke, Women in the Galleries: New Angles on Old Masters in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • Lene Østermark-Johansen, ‘This will be a popular picture’: Giovanni Battista Moroni’s Tailor and the Female Gaze

Biographical Section, Edited by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Bibliography, Edited by Maria Alambritis

19 Live:

  • Herb Sussman: Reflections on 19 Live
  • Susanna Avery-Quash, Letizia Treves, and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper: [In]Visible: Paintings by Women Artists in the National Gallery, London: An Interview with Letizia Treves and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper
  • Emma Merkling: Review of ‘Annie Swynnerton: Painting Light and Hope’, Manchester Art Gallery
  • Maria Alambritis: Review of ‘Christiana Herringham: Artist, Campaigner, Collector’, Royal Holloway, Emily Wilding Davison Building
  • Susanna Avery-Quash and Emma O’Toole: ‘[In]Visible: Irish Women Artists from the Archives’: An Interview with Emma O’Toole

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