Dr Patricia De Montfort

  • Lecturer in History of Art/Curator in Whistler Studies (History of Art)

telephone: 01413303268
email: Patricia.de-Montfort@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Office Hour: Email for appointment

Research Interests

  • British and American art c.1850-1920, especially the work of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and his circle
  • History of collecting and the art market
  • Exhibition culture and international artist/dealer networks
  • Gender and artistic practice; issues around identity and public/private space, with special interest in the life and work of Louise Jopling (1843-1933)
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of 19th century watercolour materials and practice

 

Grants

  • Lunder Foundation (Sept 2015; £900) PI; Whistler research 
  • SCCA Research Committee (Sept 2015; £550) PI; Whistler research
  • SCCA Research Committee (May 2015; £355) PI; Jopling publication costs
  • NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Japan Broadcasting Corporation): (Sept 2014; £1800) CI; Whistler exhibition costs
  • OPEN - Oil Paintings Expert Network (April 2013-May 2014; £38,898) CI

Supervision

Current Supervision

PhD:

Katrina Hill. Topic: ‘Complicated Objects: Chinese Imperial Artefacts in Victorian Britain.’

Stacey Clapperton. Topic: ‘The Making of Modern British War Art: Materials and Methods of Artists at the Front 1914-1919.’

MRes:

Anna Kankaanpää. Topic: ‘Modernity and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain: Lighting Design of Charles Robert Ashbee and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’.

MLitt:

  • Research project internships
  • Dissertation supervision
  • Work placement mentoring

I welcome enquiries about potential M.Res or PhD projects in any area relating to my research interests.

Teaching

  • Level 1 History of Art programme (team taught)
  • ‘Artists and the Art Market in Britain’ (L3, Junior Honours).
  • ‘Women, Art and Audience 1830-1914’ (L3, Junior Honours).
  • Portfolio core course (L3, Junior Honours, team taught).
  • Methodology core course (L3, Junior Honours, team taught).
  • Postgraduate taught courses (History of Collecting and Collections).

Additional information

Administration

  •  Level 1 Co-convenor
  • Manage Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Exams Co-convenor (2008-15)
  • Convenor, Mlitt in History of Collecting and Collections (2012-15) 

External Responsibilities

  • Visiting Fellow, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Whistler Criticism Digitisation Project, Augustana College, Illinois, USA.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Whistler Society, London (http://www.whistlersociety.org/)
  • External Examiner, MA and PG Diploma in History and Business of Collecting, University of Warwick and Sir John Soane Museum, London.
  • Academic Adviser (2013-14), Oil Paintings Expert Network, (partnership between Public Catalogue Foundation (http://www.thepcf.org.uk) and University of Glasgow). 

Online Research Projects

New publication

Conference papers and talks 

  • de Montfort, P., ‘Louise Jopling’s Studio Spaces’ (1880s-1914). A Studio of One’s Own: British Women Artists 1750-1950 Sub Group Meeting, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (May 2016)
  • ‘Louise Jopling: an online catalogue,’ Whistler International Colloquium, University of Glasgow, (Jun 2015).
  • ‘Collecting women’s works: Louise Jopling, the Rothschilds and their circle,’ The Collector and his Circle symposium, Institute of Historical Research and Wallace Collection, London (July 2014)
  • TV broadcast: Whistler exhibition presentation for NHK TV production, Sunday Art Museum. NHK is the national Japanese public broadcaster. (Oct 2014).
  • Plenary lecture to mark opening, James McNeill Whistler: A Retrospective exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan (Sept 2014).
  • ‘Louise Jopling,’ Overlooked Victorian Artists seminar, British Art Network (Tate Britain) and Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester (Jan 2014).
  • Curator’s talks, film and exhibition tours for exhibitions An American in London: Whistler & the Thames at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London; Addison Gallery, MA, USA and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Oct 2013-Aug 2014).
  • ‘James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning,’ presentation and workshop session, Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism international symposium, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Oct 2011). 

Exhibitions

  • Curator, Louise Jopling 1843-1933: Artist and Teacher, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow (14 Mar-Sept 2015).
  • Academic consultant and catalogue author, James McNeill Whistler: A Retrospective, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (13 Sept -16 Nov 2014) and Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan (6 Dec 2014-1 Mar 2015).
  • Co-curator (with M. F. MacDonald), exhibition and catalogue project An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Addison Gallery, Andover, Mass., and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Oct 2013-Aug 2014).
  • Curator, James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow (6 Sept 2013-23 Feb 2014).

 

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2016

de Montfort, P. (2016) Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain. Routledge: Burlington. ISBN 9781472467393

de Montfort, P., and Calvert, R. (2016) Still Invisible: Provocation. British Art Studies(2), (doi:10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-02/still-invisible)

de Montfort, P. (2016) British Art Studies, Issue 2 [Lead Editor]. British Art Studies, 2, (doi:10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-02)

2014

de Montfort, P. (2014) Whistler on exhibition in the 1890s: reputation and reward. In: Ono, A. (ed.) James McNeill Whistler: Retrospective. National Museum of Modern Art and Yokohama Museum of Art, pp. 239-242.

2013

MacDonald, M.F., and de Montfort, P. (2013) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson: London. ISBN 9781781300060

de Montfort, P. (2013) Louise Jopling: a gendered reading of late 19th-century Britain. Woman's Art Journal, 34,

de Montfort, P. (2013) Painting river pictures : Whistler’s Chelsea subjects. In: MacDonald, M. and de Montfort, P. (eds.) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson: London, pp. 30-49. ISBN 9781781300060

2012

de Montfort, P. (2012) The Fine Art Society and the rise of the solo exhibition. In: Gould, C. and Mesplede, S. (eds.) Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present: A Cultural History. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 147-163. ISBN 9781409436690

2011

de Montfort, P. (2011) Negotiating a reputation: J.M. Whistler, D.G. Rossetti and the art market, 1860-1900. In: Fletcher, P. and Helmreich, A. (eds.) The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London, 1850-1930. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 257-275. ISBN 9780719084607

2010

de Montfort, P. (2010) Whistler in the Twentieth Century. In: Hermens, E., Meacock, J. and Petri, G. (eds.) Connecting Whistler: Essays in honour of Margaret F. MacDonald. UNSPECIFIED: Glasgow, pp. 115-119.

de Montfort, P. (2010) Louise Jopling (1843-1933) [online 2010- ]. [Website]

2008

de Montfort, P. (2008) “Two to make a Brotherhood”: F.G. Stephens, art criticism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, 16(2), pp. 57-69.

2006

de Montfort, P. (2006) Exhibition Culture in London 1878-1908 [online 2003-10]. [Website]

2005

de Montfort, P. (2005) Whistler's ten o'clock lecture. Quarterly Ephemera, 1(3), pp. 81-90.

2004

de Montfort, P. (2004) "Atlas" and the Butterfly: James McNeill Whistler, Edmund Yates and the "World". In: Brake, L. and Codell, J. (eds.) Encounters in the Victorian Press: Editors, Authors, Readers. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke, pp. 161-174. ISBN 1-4039-4177-7

2003

MacDonald, M. F., Galassi, S.G., Ribeiro, A., and de Montfort, P. (2003) Whistler, Women and Fashion. Yale University Press: London. ISBN 0 912114 22 3

MacDonald, M. F., de Montfort, P., and Thorp, N. (2003) The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler [online 2003-10]. University of Glasgow.

de Montfort, P. (2003) White Muslin: Joanna Hiffernan and the 1860's. In: MacDonald, M. F. (ed.) Whistler, Women and Fashion. Yale University Press: New York; London, pp. 76-91. ISBN 0 912114 22 3

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Number of items: 18.

Articles

de Montfort, P., and Calvert, R. (2016) Still Invisible: Provocation. British Art Studies(2), (doi:10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-02/still-invisible)

de Montfort, P. (2016) British Art Studies, Issue 2 [Lead Editor]. British Art Studies, 2, (doi:10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-02)

de Montfort, P. (2013) Louise Jopling: a gendered reading of late 19th-century Britain. Woman's Art Journal, 34,

de Montfort, P. (2008) “Two to make a Brotherhood”: F.G. Stephens, art criticism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, 16(2), pp. 57-69.

de Montfort, P. (2005) Whistler's ten o'clock lecture. Quarterly Ephemera, 1(3), pp. 81-90.

Books

de Montfort, P. (2016) Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain. Routledge: Burlington. ISBN 9781472467393

MacDonald, M.F., and de Montfort, P. (2013) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson: London. ISBN 9781781300060

MacDonald, M. F., Galassi, S.G., Ribeiro, A., and de Montfort, P. (2003) Whistler, Women and Fashion. Yale University Press: London. ISBN 0 912114 22 3

Book Sections

de Montfort, P. (2014) Whistler on exhibition in the 1890s: reputation and reward. In: Ono, A. (ed.) James McNeill Whistler: Retrospective. National Museum of Modern Art and Yokohama Museum of Art, pp. 239-242.

de Montfort, P. (2013) Painting river pictures : Whistler’s Chelsea subjects. In: MacDonald, M. and de Montfort, P. (eds.) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson: London, pp. 30-49. ISBN 9781781300060

de Montfort, P. (2012) The Fine Art Society and the rise of the solo exhibition. In: Gould, C. and Mesplede, S. (eds.) Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present: A Cultural History. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 147-163. ISBN 9781409436690

de Montfort, P. (2011) Negotiating a reputation: J.M. Whistler, D.G. Rossetti and the art market, 1860-1900. In: Fletcher, P. and Helmreich, A. (eds.) The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London, 1850-1930. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 257-275. ISBN 9780719084607

de Montfort, P. (2010) Whistler in the Twentieth Century. In: Hermens, E., Meacock, J. and Petri, G. (eds.) Connecting Whistler: Essays in honour of Margaret F. MacDonald. UNSPECIFIED: Glasgow, pp. 115-119.

de Montfort, P. (2004) "Atlas" and the Butterfly: James McNeill Whistler, Edmund Yates and the "World". In: Brake, L. and Codell, J. (eds.) Encounters in the Victorian Press: Editors, Authors, Readers. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke, pp. 161-174. ISBN 1-4039-4177-7

de Montfort, P. (2003) White Muslin: Joanna Hiffernan and the 1860's. In: MacDonald, M. F. (ed.) Whistler, Women and Fashion. Yale University Press: New York; London, pp. 76-91. ISBN 0 912114 22 3

Edited Books

MacDonald, M. F., de Montfort, P., and Thorp, N. (2003) The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler [online 2003-10]. University of Glasgow.

Website

de Montfort, P. (2010) Louise Jopling (1843-1933) [online 2010- ]. [Website]

de Montfort, P. (2006) Exhibition Culture in London 1878-1908 [online 2003-10]. [Website]

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