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Richard Wrigley

Professor of Art History, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

My research is focused within the 18th and 19th centuries, and has dealt with French material, and also Rome. Topics I have worked on include iconoclasm, various aspects of the visual culture of the French Revolution, Italian travel (especially to and in Rome). My current work centres on questions of health, disease, and hygiene, and their significance in shaping in material and metaphorical terms the experience of Rome; a particular aspect of this project is to reassess the Roman landscape as a subject for visual representation.

I have recently edited two volumes of essays, Regarding Romantic Rome (Peter Lang, 2007), and Cinematic Rome (Troubadour, 2008), and curated Ruination, an exhibition for the Djanogly Gallery (Feb.-April 2008). I have recently completed a book, Roman Fever: influence, infection, and the image of Rome (Yale Univ. Press). My future plans are to complete articles on: the origins of the flâneur; the critical reception of Ingres' Monsieur Bertin; and the phenomenon of incognito travel, and to develop a project with the working title 'After Piranesi', on the evolving representation of Rome in the early 19th century, with particular reference to the impact of photography, more specifically the work of the great Rome-based Scottish Robert Macpherson.

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I would be interested in supervising research projects on French art across the 18th and 19th centuries, especially ones to do with travel, criticism, the Salon, academic art, and representations and experience of Italy.

Research Summary

A new history of the flâneur, considered in terms of its origins in early nineteenth-century Paris, and the relationship of this to the arcades (passages). I've begun to publish on this (see… read more

Recent Publications

  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2016. Léopold Robert's 'Arrivée des moissonneurs' and the dislocations of narrative. In: PETER COOKE, ed., Narrative in French Art Ashgate.
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2016. The flâneur in the Restoration, or the politics of strolling Annales Benjamin Constant. 41,
  • 2015. Au seuil du Salon. In: JAMES KEARNS & ALISTER MILL, ed., The Paris Fine Art Salon / Le Salon 1791-1881 Peter Lang.

Current Research

A new history of the flâneur, considered in terms of its origins in early nineteenth-century Paris, and the relationship of this to the arcades (passages). I've begun to publish on this (see Publications).

I'm also developing research on photographs of and in 19th-century Rome, with particular reference to Robert Macpherson.

More specifically, I am trying to finish articles on the early lithographs by Charles Philipon, and on Ingres's portrait of Monsieur Bertin and its critical and art-historical reception.

  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2016. Léopold Robert's 'Arrivée des moissonneurs' and the dislocations of narrative. In: PETER COOKE, ed., Narrative in French Art Ashgate.
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2016. The flâneur in the Restoration, or the politics of strolling Annales Benjamin Constant. 41,
  • 2015. Au seuil du Salon. In: JAMES KEARNS & ALISTER MILL, ed., The Paris Fine Art Salon / Le Salon 1791-1881 Peter Lang.
  • SARAH HIBBERD & RICHARD WRIGLEY (EDS), ed., 2014. Art, Theatre and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions Ashgate.
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2014. All Mixed Up: Etienne-Jean Delécluze and the théâtral in Art and Criticism. In: SARAH HIBBERD AND RICHARD WRIGLEY, ed., Exchanges and Tensions: art, theatre, opera in France 1750-1850, Ed. S. Hibberd, R. Wrigley Ashgate.
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, ed., 2014. The flâneur abroad: international and historical perspectives Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2013. 'Something in the air': Roman climate and its artistic significance. In: CHRISTIAN MICHEL & JACQUELINE LICHTENSTEIN, ed., Penser l'art dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle : théorie, critique, philosophie, histoire Académie de France à Rome. 593-603
  • WRIGLEY, R., 2013. Roman fever: influence, infection, and the image of Rome, 1700-1870 Yale University Press.
  • WRIGLEY, R., 2013. Guillaume Guillon Lethiere's Homer singing the Iliad at the Gates of Athens (1814): a French neoclassical history painting's journey from Rome to Nottingham Studiolo: revue d’histoire de l’art de l’Académie de France à Rome. 10, 257-269
  • WRIGLEY, R., 2012. Making sense of Rome Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 35(4), 551-564
  • WRIGLEY, R., 2009. Sense of place in eighteenth-century salon criticism In: Critical exchange: art criticism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Russia and Western Europe. 12. 81-97
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, 2008. Ruination: Photographs of Rome Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham.
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY, ed., 2008. Cinematic Rome Troubador.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., ed., 2007. Regarding Romantic Rome Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2007. Genre painting with Italy in mind. In: CONISBEE, P., ed., French Genre Painting in the Eighteenth Century Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art. 244-55
  • WRIGLEY, R.B. and CRASKE, M., eds., 2004. Pantheons: transformations of a monumental idea Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2003. Le Serment du Jeu de paume de Jacques-Louis David et la représentation de l'homme du peuple en 1791 Revue de l'Art. 141, 9-24
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2003. Au Salon, ou les Ennuis de la description. In: Ekphrasis et description
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2002. The politics of appearances: representations of dress in revolutionary France Oxford: Berg.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2002. Protokollierte Identität. Anmerkungen über das Inkognito im der Reisepraxis und der Reisenliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts. In: REES, J., SIEBERS, W., TILGNER, H. and FRANK, C., eds., Europareisen politisch-sozialer Eliten im18. Jahrhundert: theoretische Neuorientierung - kommunikative Praxis Kultur- und Wissenstransfer 6. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag. 209-218
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2002. Formation and currency of a vestimentary stereotype: the sans-culotte in revolutionary France. In: PARKINS, W., ed., Fashioning the body politic: dress, gender, citizenship Oxford: Berg.
  • WRIGLEY, R., 2002. Revolutionary relics: survival and consecration Fashion Theory. 6(2), 145-190
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2001. Fréron's originality. In: , ed., Elie Fréron, polémiste et critique d'art Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes II.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2000. Delaroche's Italian noviciate Word and Image. 16(1), 106-115
  • WRIGLEY, R.B. and REVILL, G., eds., 2000. Pathologies of travel Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2000. Pathological topographies and tourist itineraries: mapping malaria in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Rome. In: WRIGLEY, R. and REVILL, G., eds., Pathologies of travel Amsterdam: Rodopi. 207-228
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 2000. The politics of composition: reflections on Jacques-Louis David's Serment du jeu de paume. In: TAYLOR, P. and QUIVIGER, F., eds., Pictorial composition from medieval to modern art 198-216
  • RICHARD WRIGLEY and LOUISE DURNING (EDS), eds., 2000. Gender and architecture Chichester: John Wiley.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 1999. Le noviciat italien de Paul Delaroche. In: ALLEMAND-COSNEAU, C. and JULIA, I., eds., Paul Delaroche: un peintre dans l'histoire Paris: Reunion des musees nationaux.
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 1999. Sculpture and the language of criticism in eighteenth-century France In: Augustin Pajou, Sculpteur du Roi: Actes du colloque tenu au Louvre. 75-89
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 1998. The class of '89: cultural constructions of bourgeois identity in the aftermath of the French Revolution. In: HEMINGWAY, A. and VAUGHAN, W., eds., Art in bourgeois society, 1790-1850 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 130-153
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 1996. Infectious enthusiasms: influence, contagion and the experience of Rome. In: CHARD C. and LANGDON, H., eds., Transports: travel, pleasure and imaginative geography New Haven: Yale University Press. 75-116
  • WRIGLEY, R.B., 1996. From ancien regime fall-guy to revolutionary hero: changing interpretations of Janot and Dorvigny's 'Les Battus paient l'amende' in later eighteenth-century France British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 19(2), 125-140

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