The Review


The London Art History Society Review (formerly ULEMHAS Review) is an academic journal providing articles by leading scholars, art historians, gallery curators, lecturers and writers on art history, including painting and the graphic arts, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the decorative arts. It also gives the programme of lectures, short courses, study days and visits, and study trips abroad organised by the Society for the next academic year.

The Review is published annually in the late summer, and distributed free to members as part of their membership.

Copies from 2003 to the current issue can also be read online as an Adobe PDF file by clicking on the appropriate title or front cover below. The Review is also held in the Birkbeck Library, where access to back copies may be obtained.

A cumulative index to the Review since 2003 is also available on this site.

The Review is currently edited by Barrie MacDonald. Any comments or suggestions should be directed to the Editor at:

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2016 Review

2016 Review

‘Very old, but still the best in painting’: celebrating the Art of Giovanni Bellini   Caroline Campbell
Shakespeare in Art   Robin Simon
Buried treasure exposed: the riches of S. Maria Antiqua in the Roman Forum   Eileen Rubery
Paul Nash: was he a surrealist? David Boyd Haycock
Conservation at the National Gallery and the Second World War   Morwenna Blewett
Georgia O’Keeffe (not in the online version)   Tanya Barson
London Art History Society Programme 2016-2017

2015 Review

2015 Review

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World   Sarah Turner
England and Gardens of the East   Paula Henderson
Emerging from the Shadows: Goya’s Self-Portraits   Jacqueline Cockburn
The New Courtauld Drawings Gallery Deborah Swallow,
Stephen Witherford,
Ernst Vegelin van
Claebergen & Stephanie Buck
Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815-1879   Patrizia Di Bello
Hail and Farewell   Jacqueline Leigh
London Art History Society Programme 2015-2016

2014 Review

2014 Review

Rembrandt: The Late Works   Clare Ford-Wille
The Art Fund   William Vaughan
Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation   Jonathan Conlin
Is the Future Cast?   Polly Bielecka
Testimony of War: Artists in the Great War   David Boyd Haycock
New Architecture for the Arts in London   Susan Richards
ULEMHAS Programme 2014-2015

2013 Review

2013 Review

Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900   Michelle Gonsalves
Landscapes of London: The City, the Country and the Suburbs 1660-1840   Elizabeth McKellar
Imperial Relics and the Architecture of Display in Late Medieval Europe   Zoë Opačić
The White Cube from Inside Out   Graham Steele
The Wedgwood Museum – going to Pot?   Bruce Tattersall
Book List
  In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and his Work by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil   Liz Newlands
  The Book of Kells by Bernard Meehan   Veronica Cutler
  The Books that Shaped Art History by Richard Shone and John-Paul Stonard (eds)   Patricia Braun
  Portrayal and the Search for Identity by Marcia Pointon   Patricia Braun
  A is a Critic: Writings from The Spectator by Andrew Lambirth   Liz Newlands
  John Nash: Architect of the Picturesque by Geoffrey Tyack   Rosemary Clarke
  Egypt in England by Chris Elliott   Rosemary Clarke
  Carscapes: The Motor Car, Architecture and Landscape in England by Kathryn A. Morrison and John Minnis   Rosemary Clarke
ULEMHAS Programme 2013-2014

2012 Review

2012 Review

Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present   Hope Kingsley and
Christopher Riopelle
The Works of Mercy in Italian Medieval Art c.1050-c.1400   Federico Botana
The Ingenious John Carter   Terry Friedman
Modern Art and Christian Faith   Richard Harries
The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art   Roberta Cremoncini
Book List
  In Search of a Masterpiece by Christopher Lloyd   Patricia Braun
  Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield   Liz Newlands
  Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life by Susie Harries   Jacqueline Leigh
  Rossetti: Painter and Poet by J.B. Bullen   Jacqueline Leigh
  Series: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art   Rosemary Clarke
City of Gold and Mud: Painting Victorian London Nancy by Rose Marshall
  Inigo Jones: The Architect of Kings by Vaughan Hart
  The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
  Vauxhall Gardens: A History by Alan Borg and David Coke
  The Eighteenth-century Church in Britain Terry Friedman
ULEMHAS Programme 2012-2013

2011 Review

2011 Review

Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan   Luke Syson and Per Rumberg
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: The Anatomy of Desire   J.B. Bullen
Slaves to Fashion: Jan Gossaert and Renaissance Art   Richard Williams
Changes at the Courtauld Gallery   Caroline Campbell
The Chapel of the Holy Cross at Vézelay   Alexandra Gajewski
Far Afield and not so Far at the Royal Academy   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
Book List
  The Primacy of Drawing by Deanna Petherbridge   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
  Art: The Whole Story, Ed. Stephen Farthing   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
  Romantic Moderns by Alexandra Harris   Rosemary Clarke
  Lost Victorian Britain by Gavin Stamp   Rosemary Clarke
  The Temple Church in London, Ed. Robin Griffith-Jones and David Park   Anne Scott
Mirror of the World by Julian Bell Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
  Destination Art by Amy Dempsey   Rosemary Clarke
  The Art of Anglo-Saxon England by Catherine E. Karkov   Rosemary Clarke
  Marking the Hours by Eamon Duffy   Jacqueline Leigh
  Caravaggio by Andrew Graham-Dixon   Robin Rhind
  The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal   Jacqueline Leigh
ULEMHAS Programme 2011-2012

2010 Review

2010 Review

Gauguin: Maker of Myth   Belinda Thomson and Christine Riding
'A Hand Obedient to the Mind': Michelangelo's writings on sculpture   Ann Halliday
The Flemish Invention of Landscape.   Clare Ford-Wille
Picasso in 1932: uncanny eroticism?   Neil Cox
John McNeill: An Appreciation   Jacqueline Leigh
Far Afield and not so Far at the Royal Academy   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
Book Reviews
  John Piper, Myfanwy Piper by Frances Spalding   Susan Richards
  Merchants, Princes and Painters by Lisa Monnas   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry

2009 Review

2009 Review

The Sacred Made Real   Susan Wilson
The Lord of the Manor's Psalter and the Poor Man's Bible   Michelle P. Brown
Thomas Hudson and the Foundling Hospital   Jim Gledhitt
Herculaneum: The Last 300 Years and the Future   Christina Grande
The Rembrandt Research Project: An Assessment   Adrian Esdaile
Book Reviews
  If the Paintings Could Talk by Michael Wilson   Ann Halliday
  Cave Art by Jean Clottes   Jacqueline Leigh

2008 Review

2008 Review

Renaissance Faces   Elena Greer
The Embellishment of the Crystal Palace   Mike Davies
A Little-known Drawing from the Workshop of Vittore Carpaccio   Caroline Brooke
Henry Tonks: Artist and Surgeon   Mike Smith
Paint and its use in the Restoration of Buildings   Catherine Hassall
Book Reviews
  Mirror of the World by Julian Bell   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
  Edvard Munch by Sue Prideaux   Susan Richards

ULEMHAS Review 2007

2007 Review

Renaissance Siena: Art for a City   Simona Di Nepi
Sir John Soane's Museum: 'The Union of Architecture, Sculpture and Painting'   Helen Dorey
Angst and plaster: aspects of post World War II British sculpture   Mike Smith
Lord Capel's Garden   Celia Fisher
Strawberry Hill: its past and its future   Michael Snodin
Book Reviews
  Architecture and Society in Normandy 1120-1270 by Lindy Grant   Anne Scott
Sir Ninian Comper by Anthony Symondson and Stephen Bucknell   Claire Andrews

ULEMHAS Review 2006

2006 Review

Holbein in England   Tim Batchelor
Why Medieval Old Sarum?   John McNeill
The Goldsmith’s Art in Renaissance Italy   Donal Cooper
The Illuminator: Master in Miniature?   Valerie Nunn
Velázquez   Simona Di Nepi
Book Reviews
  The Mirror of the Gods by Malcolm Bull   Ann Halliday
The Vexations of Art Velázquez and Others, by Svetlana Alpers   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry

ULEMHAS Review 2005

2005 Review

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) Vision and Landscape Exhibition   William Vaughan
Turner as Pupil and Teacher   Andrew Wilton
Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of Isabella d’Este   Francis Ames-Lewis
Some Collectors and their Collections at Glynde Place   Cara Bird &
Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
How Reading History of Art can Change Your Life   Claire Gapper
Book Reviews
  The Medieval Stained Glass of Wells Cathedral, by Tim Ayers   Anna Eavis
Hawkwood by Frances Stonor Saunders   Liz Newlands

ULEMHAS Review 2004

2004 Review


Raphael: From Urbino to Rome

  Carol Plazzotta

Limoges Painted Enamels

  Erika Speel
Rewriting His Story: Feminist Art Practices Since the 1970s   Catherine Mason
Hogarth and Garrick: The Artist, The Actor and The ‘Imitation of Nature’   Catherine Parry-Wingfleld
The Future of History of Art and Architecture at FCE   Elizabeth McKellar
Book Reviews
  Westminster Abbey The Lady Chapel of Henry VII Ed. Tim Tatton-Brown & Richard Mortimer   Anne Scott
Cellini by Derek Parker   Ann Halliday

ULEMHAS Review 2003

2003 Review


Preview of the Late Gothic Exhibition

  Eleanor Townsend

The Battle for Culture: Tradition & Modernism in Fascist Italy and Germany

  Anna Leung
The Travels of Correggio’s School of Love   Norman Coady
Commissioned Visions   Roger Tolson

Platonic Geometry and the Cathedral of Bourges

  Anne Scott

Recollected in Tranquillity: the founding of ULEMHAS

  Claire Andrews
Book Reviews
  Hand, Head and Heart by Hazel Morris   Claire Andrews
Medieval Architecture by Nicola Coldstream   Elizabeth Lowry-Corry
The East Cloister Walk of Saint-Aubin at Angers by John McNeill   Anne Scott
In this issue Claire Andrews describes the founding of the University of London Extra-Mural History of Art Society — ULEMHAS. A decade later, when another funding crisis caused the abolition of the Extra-Mural Department, Birkbeck College took over its Diploma programme, which now flourishes as part of the Faculty of Continuing Education.

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Updated: 24 January 2017