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.

Editorial Board

Dr Martin Postle
Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art, London
Professor Allen Staley
Columbia University, New York

Emeritus Professor William Pressly
University of Maryland
Professor Emeritus Aileen Ribeiro
Professor Emeritus David Bindman

Graham Beal
Healdsburg CA
Olivier Meslay
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA

Professor Linda Colley
Princeton University

Professor Christopher Brown

Dr Timothy Standring
Denver Art Museum

Professor Michael JK Walsh
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professsor Paul Binski
University of Cambridge
Sir Charles Saumarez Smith
Professor Edward Chaney
Southampton Institute
Professor Emeritus Duncan Macmillan
Professor Tim Barringer
Yale University
Professor Pamela Gerrish Nunn
Christchurch, New Zealand
Sir Timothy Clifford

Dr Simon Thurley


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.

Staff and publication details

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



Hand-painted silk fragment, c1914. Courtauld Institute of Art, London. See James Fox, ‘A forgotten modernist: The art of John Armstrong Turnbull (1887–1978)’

This issues Featured Article is: A forgotten modernist The art of John Armstrong Turnbull (1887–1978) by James Fox on pages 42-47



2 | The Berger Prize: Short list


3 | Kenneth McConkey
Tuke, naturalism and a national art

12 | Alan Barnes and Stephen Leach
The painter, the patron, the wife and her lover
Wright of Derby’s portraits of the Revd Henry Case and Mrs Ellen Morewood (1782)

18 |Martin Hopkinson
Les Eus
by JD Fergusson (1874–1961)
The artist’s own interpretation

24 | Clive J Easter
Dressed for death, robed for resurrection
17th-century shrouded effigies

| Alan Mumford
Paintings and other vehicles for political pastiche
Cartoonists as artists

42 | James Fox
A forgotten modernist
The art of John Armstrong Turnbull (1887–1978)

48 | Pamela Gerrish Nunn 
Post-pre-Raphaelite stained glass
Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872–1945)

54 | Caitlin Blackwell Baines 
The North Face
The portraiture, patronage and collecting of a northern dynasty, c1710–1906


67 | Max Browne
‘Thomas Griffiths Wainewright: Paradise Lost
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 11 June–3 October 2021


75 | Adrian Clark
Martin Harrison, et al.
Francis Bacon: Shadows