Hannah Elizabeth Woodward

Research title

The Context and Material Techniques of Royal Portrait Production in Stewart Scotland c.1530-1603

Research summary

Research summary

My thesis uses the inter-disciplinary techniques of Technical Art History to examine the distinctly Scoto-Netherlandish workshop practices of the relatively anonymous painters working in Scotland during the reigns of James V and Mary Queen of Scots, and the adolescence of James VI.

Focusing upon portraits of the Stewart monarchs in the collections of Blair Castle, the Royal Collection, the National Trust, Glasgow Museums and the National Galleries of Scotland this research studies the prevalence for portrait reproductions, the presence and patronage of Netherlandish artists in Scotland, and the techniques used to paint skin-tone, jewellery and textiles.

 

Publications

‘All that Glitters is not Gold Leaf: Painted Jewels in Two Double Portraits of King James V of Scotland and his Wife Mary of Guise’, Jewellery History Today, issue 25, Winter 2016, pp.3-4

Supervisors

Grants

  • 2013-2016 AHRC PhD Studentship 

Teaching

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant; History of Art, Level 1

Additional information

Affiliation

Editorial staff for The Picture Restorer (journal for the British Association of Painting Conservator-Restorers) 


OTHERS: CONFERENCES, ELECTRONIC RESOURCES, EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS

  • July 2015: “The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth”; The Function and Distribution of Regal Portraits of James VI in his Minority, Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, New Perspectives on Jacobean Scotland, University of Glasgow
  • April 2015: “The Portraits of a Scottish Queen; Marie of Guise”, Scottish Federation of University Women, Glasgow
  • Hunterian Associate 2014, “Like Wine and Milk Mingled; A technical examination of portrait skin tone in the 16th-Century.”
  • December 2012: “A Study of Sixteenth Century Regional British Painting Practice; Technique and Materials of the Stradling Family Memorial Panels c.1590”, Conservation Matters Conference, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • September 2012: Student Poster; “A Study of Sixteenth Century Regional British Painting Practice; Technique and Materials of the Stradling Family Memorial Panels c.1590”, 24th Biennial IIC Congress, “The Decorative – Conservation and the Applied Arts”, Vienna
  • June 2012: “A Study of Sixteenth Century Regional British Painting Practice; Technique and Materials of the Stradling Family Memorial Panels c.1590”, 30th Anniversary Gerry Hedley Student Symposium, Tate Britain, London
  • May 2012: Inaugural Alumni Evening, Department of History and Philosophy of Art, University of Kent, Canterbury