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The British Art Journal is published three times a year. It was founded in Autumn 1999, with two issues in the first volume, but there have been three in each volume since then. The volumes appear annually, although in practice the issues may run over into a following calendar year, which does not affect the subscription entitlement of three issues per subscription.

Editor: Robin Simon

Art Director: David N Hodgson

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St Cecilia (BJ 160) by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, made by Morris & Co, c1900.
Stained and painted glass, 213.5 x 75.5 cm. Princeton University Art Museum,
museum purchase, Surdna Fund (y1974-84). Photo Princeton University Art Museum
See article by Anne Anderson, on pp72-82 and this issues Featured Article



2 | Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury
A major new art centre


3 | Fintan Cullen
Ireland and British portraiture
The case of Mansergh St George

8 | William Hauptman 
Encountering European painting in London
The Lichfield House Exhibition of 1851 and its forerunners. Part I

32 | Susan Sloman 
The ‘infant’ drawings of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)

42 | Jonathan Foyle and Peter N Lindfield
A forger’s folly? 
The productions of George Shaw (1810–76) for Chetham’s Library, Manchester

51 | Simon Spier
Between Fine Art and Design

York School of Design, 1842–1855

58 | Patricia R Andrew 
In the frame?
The funeral parson in A Harlot’s Progress by William Hogarth (1697–1764)

62 | Allister Neher
John Bell (1763–1820)
Anatomist and art theorist

72 | Anne Anderson
Dearman Birchall’s House Beautiful
The St Cecilia windows for Bowden Hall, a collaboration between Morris & Co and Aldam Heaton

83 | David Greenwood
Dearman bookplates and bonding
An early woodcut by Georgie Gaskin (1866–1934)


86 | Alexander Clayton-Payne
The re-emergence of a painting by Benjamin West (1738–1820)


93 | Martin Hopkinson 
George Rawson
Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Italy


95 | ­ Robin Simon
Ekaterina Karavaeva
Power, Diplomacy and Culture at the Court of Henry VIII


95 | RB Watson
 ‘Hubert Arthur Finney: Out of the Shadows’
The Lightbox, Woking, 9 January–21 March 2021