The Fellowship programme builds on the network’s successful Bursary programme which funded almost forty individual research and learning projects between 2008 and 2015.
The three annual Fellowship opportunities allow the successful candidates to significantly enhance their portrait expertise, and deliver a substantial output to benefit their home collection and its audience.
Practical, in-depth guides specially commissioned by the Understanding British Portraits network.
The Grosvenor Museum has recently acquired three late 18th/early 19th century portraits of members of the Bayley family of Nantwich, Cheshire. They have just gone on display, following conservation. The sitters are reasonably well documented but the artists are unknown
A scholar in the US presents research into this early eighteenth-century artist know only as 'J. Cooper'. For several decades a number of 'folk art' style portraits, usually of courtiers, monarchs or allegorical have shown up in the United States, primarily New England.