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
Tir y Blaenau by David Jones (1895–1974), 1924–5.
Watercolour, ink and crayon, 57 x 39.5 cm.
National Library of Wales.
This months featured article is a review of Frédéric Ogée’s Sir Thomas Lawrence: Le Génie du portrait anglais
by Andrew Wilton on p 108
2 | William MB Berger Prize 2023 Long List
3 | Susanna Avery-Quash
The extraordinary in the ordinary
Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) as a religious painter
15 | Hilary Davies
Coventry sixty years on
21 | Patricia R Andrew
A place in the country
The so-called ‘Raphael’s Villa’ in Rome
27 | Tim Marshall
Edward Rooker (1724–1774) and Michael Angelo Rooker (1747–1801)
37 | Martin Hopkinson
The London paintings of Victor Mottez (1809–1897)
49 | David Platzer
Harold Acton Part V
Harold at Oxford: back to Mahogany
61 | Richard Dagorne
Henry de Triqueti (1803–1874)
A forgotten candidate for the Memorial to the Great Exhibition
67 | Philip Ward-Jackson
Some unknown projects and recent revelations
The Memorial to the Great Exhibition and the critical fortunes of Henry de Triqueti (1803–1874)
70 | FG Notehelfer
Some further observations on John Constable’s ‘Garter Painting’
73 | Brendan Cassidy
Gavin Hamilton (1723–1798)
His beginnings as an artist informed by an unpublished
collection of letters
87 | Kenneth McConkey
‘Life’s most real satisfactions’
The Ireland of William Henry Bartlett (1856–1932)
96 | Melissa L Gustin
‘What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?’
Mythology and geology in Chaos by GF Watts (1817–1904)
105 | Martin Hopkinson
Louis Chéron (Paris, 1655–London, 1725). L’ambition du dessin parfait
115 | Kenneth McConkey
‘Essence of Nature – Pre-Raphaelites to British Impressionists’
Lost progressive artist of the mid-19th century