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Professor Richard Marks
Emeritus Professor



BA (London), MA, PhD (Courtauld Institute, London), FSA


Professor Marks' primary research field is Gothic art, particularly stained glass, manuscript illumination and sculpture. His interests focus on the function of and audience for visual imagery. Recently he has curated a major exhibition entitled Gothic, held at the V&A in 2003-4.

Professor Marks is also broadening his interests in Byzantine Art to embrace Russian icon-painting of the period 1400-1700.

  • Studies in the Art and Imagery of the Middle Ages (Pindar Press, 2013)
  • Image and Devotion in Late Medieval England (2004)
  • The County of Northamptonshire: A Summary Catalogue of Medieval Stained Glass (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, British Academy, Oxford, 1998)
  • Stained Glass in England during the Middle Ages (Routledge, 1993)
  • Burrell: Portrait of a Collector (Richard Drew, 1983; revised ed. 1988)
  • The Stained Glass of the Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity Tattershall, (Lincs) (Garland, 1984)
  • The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting 1200-1500 (with N. Morgan) (Chatto & Windus, 1981)
  • 'Images of Henry VI', in J. Stratford (ed.), The Lancastrian Court (Harlaxton Medieval Studies, X) (Stamford, 2003), pp. 111-124
  • 'The Imago Sancti Loci in the English Medieval Parish Church', in A. Moraht-Fromm (ed.), Kunst und Liturgie. Choranlagen des Spütmittelaltars - ihre Architectur, Asstatung und Nutzen (Ostfildern, 2003), pp. 31-58
  • 'Viewing Our Lady of Pity', in Magistro et Amico Amici Discipulique. Lechowi Kalinowskiemu W Osiemdziesieciolecie Urodzin (Krakow, 2002), pp. 101-121
  • 'A Late Medieval Pilgrimage Cult: Master John Shorn of North Marston and Windsor', in L. Keen & E. Scarff (eds.) Windsor Medieval Archaeology, Art and Architecture in the Thames Valley, Brit. Archaeology Assoc. Conf. Trans XXV (2002), pp. 192-207
  • 'Medieval Stained Glass: recent and future trends in scholarship', in The Journal of Stained Glass XXIV (2000), pp.62-79
  • 'Altarpiece, Image and Devotion: Fourteenth-century Sculpture at Cobham, Kent', in P. Binski and W. Noel (eds.), New Offerings, Ancient Treasures Studies in Medieval Art for George Henderson (Stroud, 2001), pp. 417-444
  • 'Glazing in the Romanesque parish church', in F. Dell'Acqua & R. Silva (eds.), Il Colore nel Medioevo Arte Simbolo Tecnica la Vetrata in Occidente dal IV all'XI secolo (Lucca, 2001), pp. 173-181
  • 'A Holbeinesque `royal window' in England', in Osterreichische Zeitschrift für Kunst and Denkmalpflege, LIV (2000), pp. 385-391
  • 'The Reception and Display of Northern European Roundels in England', in Gesta, XXXVII (1998), pp. 217-224
  • 'The Thirteenth-Century Glazing of Salisbury Cathedral', in L. Keen & T. Cocke (eds.), Medieval Art and Architecture at Salisbury Cathedral (British Archaeological Assoc. Conference Trans., XVII, 1996), pp. 196-120
  • 'The Glazing of Henry VII's Chapel', in B Thompson (ed.), The Reign of Henry VII (Harlaxton Medieval Studies, V) ( Stamford, 1995), pp. 157-174
  • 'Sir Geoffrey Luttrell and some companions: images of chivalry c 1320-50', in Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte, XLVI/XLVII (1993/4), pp. 343-355
  • Editor of and contributor to Gothic: Art for England c. 1400-1547 (exhibition catalogue, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2003)

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Professor Richard Marks
Emeritus Professor
Department of History of Art
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