To publish outstanding original research on British art (interpreted in the widest sense), adopting all approaches to the discipline, and with a particular view to seeing British art in a wider international context. To encourage and support the work of younger scholars.
Main articles are usually 3,000 – 7,500 words, but it is a policy of the journal to consider longer articles up to 20,000 words; shorter articles up to 3,000 words.
Research articles will be refereed.
Not less than 88pp editorial plus advertising, art gloss paper 130 gsm in black and white and colour; cover 300 gsm two-colour laminated gloss; perfect bound.
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
Associate Editor (Reviews): Simon Poë
Associate Editor (Books): Martin Hopkinson
Consultant Editor (USA): John Wilson
Advertising: David N Hodgson
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)
ON THE MARKET
86 | Alexander Clayton-Payne
The re-emergence of a painting by Benjamin West (1738–1820)
93 | Martin Hopkinson
Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Italy
95 | Robin Simon
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