Policy

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
London
 
Professor Emeritus David Bindman
London

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

 
Professor Linda Colley
Princeton University

Professor Christopher Brown
Oxford


Dr Timothy Standring
Denver Art Museum


Professor Michael JK Walsh
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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

Dr Simon Thurley
London

Specifications

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

CURRENT ISSUE

Cover

Anna Leafing through a Folder of Prints by Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema (née Epps) (1852–1909), 1874. Oil on panel, 11.3 x 31.4 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. See Recovering Anna Alma-Tadema (1867–1943) on pp32-43.

This months featured article is Southwark Fair by William Hogarth (1697–1764) does show Southwark Fair by Robin Simon

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

2 | The Berger Prize 2021: Winner

RESEARCH

3 | Alessio Costarelli
Dancing Girl statues by Antonio Canova (1757–1822) belonging to Lord Londonderry
A new document and some hypotheses

8 | Robert LS Cowley
The shock of the new
William Hogarth (1697–1764) and the influence of Isaac Newton (1642–1727) and his followers

29 |Alex Grafen
Paul Nash (1889–1946) in Voices
Two unremarked articles

32 | Susie Beckham
Recovering Anna Alma-Tadema (1867–1943)

44 | David Platzer
In quest of Harold Acton (1904–1994)

57 | Richard Coppin
Aspiration, display, and misfortune
The Old Bond Street townhouse of Tilly Kettle (1735–1786)

48 | Jenny Brownrigg & Susannah Thompson  
Early Eardley
A reconsideration of Joan Eardley (1921–1963) (1872–1945)

80 | Robin Simon
Southwark Fair by William Hogarth (1697–1764) does show Southwark Fair