Dr Sally Rush

  • Senior Lecturer in History of Art (History of Art)

telephone: 01413302309
email: Sally.Rush@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Princely image in the Renaissance
  • Decoration of the Renaissance palace
  • Renaissance textiles and dress
  • The visual and material culture Scottish court in the 16th century
  • Glass painting from the 16th to the early 20th centuries
  • The Romantic interior
  • Spectacular entertainment in the later 18th and early 19th century with a particular focus on transparent painting
  • Conservation of historic buildings with particular reference to historic window glass and glazing schemes

My research interests have evolved through working as a decorative-arts consultant on heritage projects, beginning with recording of the use of stained glass within Scottish buildings through to, most recently the reconstruction of James V’s Renaissance palace at Stirling Castle and the restoration of Glasgow School of Art.

I have a particular fascination with transparent media ranging from plain window glass to the painted ‘transparencies’ of the Regency era and Gothic Revival stained glass.  Working at Stirling Castle has introduced me to the visual culture of the sixteenth-century Scottish court and new areas of research including the use of antique models by sculptors working in northern Europe, dynastic portraiture and the trade in luxury textiles and tapestry.

I believe an understanding materials and craft processes to be essential to art-historical research and work closely with archaeologists, craftsmen and conservators.

Biography

History of Art, MA Hons, University of Edinburgh, (1982)

‘Scottish Glass Painting, 1830-1870’, PhD, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art and University of Glasgow, (2001)


Supervision

    Completed PhDs

    Ailsa Hutton, Re-viewing history: antiquaries, the graphic arts and Scotland's lost geographies, c.1660-1820, (2016)

    Elisabetta Toreno, Fifteenth-century Italian and Netherlandish female portraiture: a legal-anthropological interpretation, (2015)

    Rebekah Doroszenko, Improvement and the Scottish rural estate: Sir Archibald Grant at Monymusk, 1715-78, (2015)

    Amy Todman, The draught of a landskip mathematical: Britain’s landmarks delineated, 1610-1750, (2013)

    Emily Taylor, Women’s dresses from 18th century Scotland: fashion, objects and identities, (2013)

     

    • Tyler, Matthew
      Aspects of manufacture and trade of the pigment smalt.

Teaching

  • Level 1 introduction to History of Art/The Renaissance Court and The Northern Renaissance
  • The Art of Making (Level 2)
  • Architecture, Landscape and the Regency Imagination (Level 3)
  • The Renaissance Palace (Level 4)
  • The Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe/The Palace as Portrait (taught postgraduate)
  • Framing Dress and Textile Histories/Renaissance Dress (taught postgraduate)
  • Testimonies on painters’ Practice/19th Century Stained Glass: philosophies, texts and technical practice (taught postgraduate)

Additional Information

Administration

  • Junior Honours Convenor
  • Honours Dissertation Convenor
  • Renaissance Dress (taught Postgraduate) Joint Convenor

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2015 | 2013 | 2011 | 2007 | 2006 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000 | 1994
Number of items: 12.

2015

Rush, S. (2015) The Stirling heads: an essay in nobility. In: Bøggild Johannsen, B. and Ottenheym, K. (eds.) Beyond Scylla and Charybdis : European courts and court residences outside Habsburg and Valois/Bourbon territories 1500-1700. Series: Publications from the National Museum : studies in archaeology & history (24). University Press of Southern Denmark: Odense, pp. 225-236. ISBN 9788776023225

Rush, S. (2015) The stained glass of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: the beauty of holiness. In: Brown, D. (ed.) Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric and Culture. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art by Yale University Press in association with the Chapter of Durham Cathedral: New Haven, Connecticut. ISBN 9780300208184

2013

Rush, S. (2013) The Identification and Interpretation of the Exterior Sculpture at Stirling Castle Palace. Other. Historic Scotland. (In Press)

Rush, S. (2013) The iconography of the external sculpture. In: Stirling Castle Palace, Stirling, Nov 2011, (In Press)

Rush, S. (2013) The identification and interpretation of the Stirling Heads. Discussion Paper. Historic Scotland. (In Press)

2011

Rush, S. (2011) Stirling Castle: the Stirling Heads Gallery. [Exhibitions]

2007

Rush, S. (2007) French fashion in sixteenth century Scotland: the 1539 inventory of James V's wardrobe. Furniture History, 42, 1 -26.

2006

Rush, S. (2006) John Knox would have kicked this out of the window: Edinburgh and the early stained glass revival. Journal of Stained Glass, 30, pp. 80-100.

2003

Rush, S. (2003) Ungrateful Posterity?: The Removal of the 'Munich' Windows from Glasgow Cathedral. In: Fawcett, R. (ed.) Glasgow's Great Glass Experiment: the Munich Glass of Glasgow Cathedral. Historic Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 46-65. ISBN 9781903570784

2001

Rush, S. (2001) The Königliche Glasmalereianstalt and the reglazing of Glasgow Cathedral. In: Richardson, C. and Smith, G. (eds.) Britannia, Italia, Germania : taste & travel in the nineteenth century : conference papers, Edinburgh, November 2000. Series: VARIE occasional papers (1). VARIE: Edinburgh, pp. 91-97. ISBN 9780953986309

2000

Rush, S. (2000) The cathedral as art gallery. In: Rawson, G. (ed.) Missionary of art : Charles Heath Wilson 1809-1882. Foulis Press of the Glasgow School of Art: Glasgow. ISBN 978 0901904522

1994

Rush, S. J. (1994) Alexander Thomson, Daniel Cottier and the interior of Queen’s Park church. In: Stamp, G. and McKinstry, S. (eds.) 'Greek' Thomson. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 177-186. ISBN 9780748613458

This list was generated on Tue Sep 19 11:45:50 2017 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Rush, S. (2007) French fashion in sixteenth century Scotland: the 1539 inventory of James V's wardrobe. Furniture History, 42, 1 -26.

Rush, S. (2006) John Knox would have kicked this out of the window: Edinburgh and the early stained glass revival. Journal of Stained Glass, 30, pp. 80-100.

Book Sections

Rush, S. (2015) The Stirling heads: an essay in nobility. In: Bøggild Johannsen, B. and Ottenheym, K. (eds.) Beyond Scylla and Charybdis : European courts and court residences outside Habsburg and Valois/Bourbon territories 1500-1700. Series: Publications from the National Museum : studies in archaeology & history (24). University Press of Southern Denmark: Odense, pp. 225-236. ISBN 9788776023225

Rush, S. (2015) The stained glass of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: the beauty of holiness. In: Brown, D. (ed.) Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric and Culture. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art by Yale University Press in association with the Chapter of Durham Cathedral: New Haven, Connecticut. ISBN 9780300208184

Rush, S. (2003) Ungrateful Posterity?: The Removal of the 'Munich' Windows from Glasgow Cathedral. In: Fawcett, R. (ed.) Glasgow's Great Glass Experiment: the Munich Glass of Glasgow Cathedral. Historic Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 46-65. ISBN 9781903570784

Rush, S. (2001) The Königliche Glasmalereianstalt and the reglazing of Glasgow Cathedral. In: Richardson, C. and Smith, G. (eds.) Britannia, Italia, Germania : taste & travel in the nineteenth century : conference papers, Edinburgh, November 2000. Series: VARIE occasional papers (1). VARIE: Edinburgh, pp. 91-97. ISBN 9780953986309

Rush, S. (2000) The cathedral as art gallery. In: Rawson, G. (ed.) Missionary of art : Charles Heath Wilson 1809-1882. Foulis Press of the Glasgow School of Art: Glasgow. ISBN 978 0901904522

Rush, S. J. (1994) Alexander Thomson, Daniel Cottier and the interior of Queen’s Park church. In: Stamp, G. and McKinstry, S. (eds.) 'Greek' Thomson. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 177-186. ISBN 9780748613458

Research Reports or Papers

Rush, S. (2013) The Identification and Interpretation of the Exterior Sculpture at Stirling Castle Palace. Other. Historic Scotland. (In Press)

Rush, S. (2013) The identification and interpretation of the Stirling Heads. Discussion Paper. Historic Scotland. (In Press)

Conference Proceedings

Rush, S. (2013) The iconography of the external sculpture. In: Stirling Castle Palace, Stirling, Nov 2011, (In Press)

Exhibitions

Rush, S. (2011) Stirling Castle: the Stirling Heads Gallery. [Exhibitions]

This list was generated on Tue Sep 19 11:45:50 2017 BST.