Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 11: ‘From “Sir Sloshua” to significant surface: the approach to texture in Rossetti’s Ecce Ancilla Domini and early Pre-Raphaelite painting.’

Session 11 of our seminar took place place on Wednesday 5th December at the UFR d’Etudes Anglophones Charles V (salle A50, 17h30-19h30):

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ecce Ancilla Domini! (1850), oil on canvas, 73 × 41.9 cm, Tate Britain.

‘From “Sir Sloshua” to significant surface: the approach to texture in Rossetti’s Ecce Ancilla Domini and early Pre-Raphaelite painting.’

Sarah Gould (Université Paris Diderot) hosted the session and introduce the texts.

David Peters Corbett (Professor of Art History and American Studies, University of East Anglia) will be her respondent.

We worked with the following texts:

– Georges Didi-Huberman, ‘The art of not describing: Vermeer – the detail and the patch,’ History of the Human Sciences, 1989; 2; 135. Didi-Huberman, The art of not describing Vermeer
– John Ruskin, letter in defence of the PRB, 26 May 1851. Ruskin, letter in defence of the PRB, 26 May 1851.
– Charles Dickens, “Old Lamps for New Ones,” Household Words 12 (15 Jun. 1850), 12-14. Dickens, Old Lamps for New Ones, Household.

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Sarah Gould and David Peters Corbett

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David Peters Corbett responding to Sarah’s paper

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David Peters Corbett and Sarah Gould

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