Tigers and a Global History of Victorian Art

Online event: Thursday 17th June 2021, 5.00 – 6.45

Join us for the last in a series of online research talks organised by the Birkbeck and Durham Centres for Nineteenth-Century Studies, focusing on our theme of The Victorians at Home and Abroad.


How might we write and rethink ‘Victorian’ art histories to include the models, materials, vast time scales and scattered geographies that these works embody? This paper sets out the methodological framework and rationale for my current research project, A Global History of Victorian Painting, and delves into a chapter I’m currently writing on the tigers who modelled for Briton Riviere’s 1881 painting A Roman Holiday. It will query what art historical objects and methods might add to Victorian Studies’ increasing interest in reviewing its objects of study through a global lens.


Dr Kate Nichols (Birmingham): ‘Tigers and a Global History of Victorian Art’


Dr Briony Wickes (UCD)

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