November - December 2004
Stephen Bann is professor of the history of art at the University of Bristol. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Clothing of Clio: A Study of the Representation of History in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France (Cambridge and New York, 1984), Paul Delaroche: History Painted (London and Princeton, 1997), and Parallel Lines: Printmakers, Painters, and Photographers in Nineteenth-Century France (New Haven and London, 2001). His project at the Clark is concerned with various aspects of print culture in nineteenth-century France - particularly with regard to techniques of lithography. While at the Clark he will focus on the development of "art lithography" from 1820 to 1850, in the work of artists such as Aubry-Lecomte and Aime de Lemud. He will also be investigating the controversy surrounding the work of a later engraver, Ferdinand Gaillard.