Posted on 17 December 2014
This edition represents the culmination of the AHRC Displaying Victorian Sculpture project, and was timed to coincide with the opening of the Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901 exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art.
The special issue features articles by all seven of the project team, including articles by Jason, Michael Hatt, the project's post-doc Dr Claire Jones, an alumna of the department, as well as Dr Gabriel Williams and Dr Eoin Marten, Charlotte Drew and Desiree de Chair, all co-supervised across the departments of York and Warwick. The articles include features on ivory sculpture, the veiled sculptures of Raffaelli Monti, architectural statues of Queen Victoria, John Gibson's Tinted Venus, Thomas Woolner's Captain Cook for Sydney, and the revival of interest in the Della Robbia family in Victorian Britain.
Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901 opens at Tate Britain on February 25 and runs until 25 May 2015.