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History Painting in Nineteenth-Century France

A three-day conference held at the University of Manchester
20-22 September 2002

Hansom Room,
Architecture Building,
Oxford Road,
Manchester

Organisers:
Mark Ledbury e-mail: mark.ledbury@manchester.ac.uk
Peter Cooke e-mail: peter.cooke@manchester.ac.uk

Friday 20 September

2.00pm - 2.30pm : Registration/coffee
2.30 : Welcome
2.45 : Geneviève Lacambre (Musée d'Orsay, Paris): 'La peinture d'histoire et l'état'
3.35: Linda Whiteley (University of Oxford): 'History Painting and the Market for Modern Art, in Nineteenth-Century France'
4.25: Tea/coffee
4.45: Tony Halliday University of Newcastle): 'The Trouble with Tatius: David's The Sabines'
5.35: Valerie Mainz (University of Leeds): 'F.-X. Fabre's La Vision de Saül: History Painting as Otherness'
6.30: Reception for all delegates

Saturday 21 September

9.30am: Beth Wright (University of Texas): 'The Space of Time: Modern Historical Narrative and French Historical Painting'
10.20: Stephen Bann (University of Bristol): 'Hersent's Nullity'
11.10: Tea/coffee
11.30: Susan Siegfried (University of Michigan): 'The Immediacy of Sensation: Ingres's History Painting'
11.45: Mark Ledbury (University of Manchester): 'Delacroix, Theatre and History Painting'
12.35: Lunch
2.00: Kathleen McLauchlan (Courtauld Institute, London): 'The Tableau and the French Academy in Rome, 1815-1864'
2.50: Jon Whiteley (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford): 'Ingres and the mid-nineteenth-century Revival of the Antique'
3.40: Tea/coffee
4.00: John House (Courtauld Institute, London): 'History without Values? Gérôme's History Paintings'
4.50: Richard Thompson (University of Edinburgh): 'Harmony and Hysteria, Anarchism and Reaction: Radicalising History Painting in the 1890s'

Sunday 22 September

9.30am: Peter Cooke (University of Manchester): 'Gustave Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx and the Crisis of History Painting: Archaism, Temptation and the Nude at the Salon of 1864'
10.20: Cristina Scassellati-Cooke (art historian): 'The École des Beaux-Arts in the 1890s: Gustave Moreau's Atelier in Context'
11.10: Tea/coffee
11.30: Neil McWilliam (University of Warwick): 'Ordering the Past: Nineteenth-Century French History Painting in Retrospect'
12.20: Round table
12.50: Lunch, end of conference.

Sponsored by the Service culturel de l'Ambassade de France and the University of Manchester (Research and Graduate Support Unit, Department of French Studies and Department of Art History and Archeology).