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Eighteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2014

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Athens, Elizabeth, “Figuring a World: William Bartram’s Natural History” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Badja-Pawlikowska, Michalina, “Thinking in Pictures, Painting with Words: Thomas Hardy as Visual Artist” (Yale, T. Barringer, R. Yeazell)

Boivin, Julie, “Horrid Beauty: Rococo Ornament and Contemporary Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Brosnan, Kelsey, “Seductive Surfaces: Anne Vallayer Coster and the Eighteenth-Century Still Life” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Bruckbauer, Ashley, “Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in Eighteenth-Century French Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print, 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Charuhas, Christina, “Constructing Eighteenth-Century Bermuda: Utopia in the Transatlantic Imagination” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Cooper, John, “Imperial Balls: The Arts of Sex, War, and Dancing in India, England, and the Caribbean, 1780–1870” (Yale, T. Barringer, R. Thompson)

Crawford, Katelyn D., “Transient Painters, Traveling Canvases: Portraiture and Mobility in the British Atlantic, 1750–1780” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Desplanque, Kathryn, “Art, Commerce, and Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750–1850” (Duke, N.McWilliam)

DiSalvo, Lauren, “Micromosaics as Grand Tour Souvenirs in Europe from the Early Eighteenth Century to the Late Nineteenth Century” (Missouri, M. Yonan, K.W. Slane)

Everhart, Emily, “The Power of Friendship: Amity and Politics in European Art and Gardens in the Eighteenth Century” (Georgia, A. Luxenberg)

Gamer, Meredith, “‘The Sheriff’s Picture Frame’: Art and Execution in Eighteenth-Century Britain” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Gohmann, Joanna, “Living Together: The Relationship between Humans and Animals in the Eighteenth-Century French Visual World, 1700–1789” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Gratta, Eva, “‘Great Links of the Chain’: Maritime Imagery in North America, 1750–1850” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Greenberg, Daniel, “A New Imperial Landscape: Ritual, Representation, and Foreign Relations in the Qianlong Court (1735–1796)” (Yale, Y. Kim)

Hahn, Monica, “Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800” (Temple, A. Arabindan-Kesson; T. Cooper)

Hainy, Joshua D., “John Flaxman Beyond the Line” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Helprin, Alexandra, “Art and Servitude on the Sheremetev Estates” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Jacks Gamble, Lauren, “John Trumbull and the Art of Environment in Early National America” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Jones, Jennifer, “A Discourse on Drawings: Amateurs, Connoisseurs, and the Graphic Arts in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Columbia, R. Brilliant, D. Rosand)

Kang, Changduk, “Visualized Production: Illustrations in the Encyclopédie and the Descriptions des arts et métiers” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Laux, Barbara M., “Claude III Audran, Modern Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Lee, Hyejin, “‘Tout en l’air’: Visual and Material Representations of Air in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Lehman, Bree, “Ancestors and Heirlooms: The Reception, Collection, and Display of Early American Portraiture, 1876–1941” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Logie, Rose, “The ‘Self’ Conscious Artist: The Strange Formality of Watteau’s Oeuvre” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Mitchell, David, “Mimetic Heresies: Waxworks in Paris, 1661–1723” (McGill, A. Vanhaelen; R. Taws)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Polzak, Kailani, “Picturing Circumnavigation and Science: English, French, Russian, and Prussian Observations of Oceania, 1768–1822” (UC Berkeley, D.Grigsby)

Presutti, Kelly, “Terroir after the Terror: Landscape and Representation in Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Pullins, David, “Cut and Paste: The Mobile Image from Watteau to Robert” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Rado, Mei, “Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Ridlen, Michael T., “Prud’hon and the Graceful Style” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Sezer, Yavuz, “The Eighteenth Century Ottoman Library Movement: Architecture, Reading, and the Politics of Knowledge” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Shaffer, Holly, “Maratha Art, Its Production, and Dissemination in India and Britain, 1700–1900” (Yale, T. Barringer; T. Sears)

Smith, Hilary Coe, “Auction Catalogues and the Economics of Information in the Eighteenth-Century Parisian Art Market (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Strasik, Amanda K., “Representations of Childhood in Late Eighteenth-and Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The History of Art and Natural History in Germany, 1750–1800” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

Viggiani, Daniela, “L’edizione dell’Abecedario Pittorico di Pietro Maria Guarienti (1678–1753), una fonte per la storia dell’arte portoghese” (Université de Montréal, L. de Moura Sobral, A. Caleca)

Von Preussen, Brigid, “The Antique Made New: Commercial Classicism in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Wager, Susan, “Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Wile, Aaron, “Painting, Authority, and Experience at the Twilight of the Grand Siècle, 1690–1721” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, H. Zerner)

Williams, Sarah, “Dining Scenes by Nicolas Lancret” (Missouri, M. Yonan)

Wunsch, Oliver, “Painting Against Time: The Decaying Image in the French Enlightenment” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

You, Ji Eun, “Revolutionary Luxury and Luxurious Revolution: Decorative Arts during the French Revolution, 1789–1796” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)