Dr Anne Thackray

Career summary

Worked as an independent/contract art historian in British museums and universities, and at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Curator and author of catalogue for Wenceslaus/Wenzel Hollar exhibition, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2010.

Member of ‘Making Publics’ project (see website).

Areas of interest / research

Northern European (British, French, Dutch, Flemish) 17th century paintings, works on paper.

Currently co-editing (with Prof. Andrea Bubenik, University of Queensland) a book of research by international scholars on Wenceslaus Hollar. This will include some material on portrait prints by Hollar.

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture

Caterpillars and Cathedrals: the Art of Wenceslaus Hollar exhibition catalogue, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2010.

‘Elizabeth as Empress: A Portrait Engraving in the National Gallery of Canada’, National Gallery of Canada Review, vol. IV (Ottawa, 2003).

‘Print Collecting in provincial England prior to 1650: The Randle Holme Album’ (with Robert Tittler), British Art Journal, vol. IX no. 2.

‘Cultural Relations between London and the Provincial Towns: Portraiture and Publics in Early Modern England’ (with Robert Tittler), in Bronwen Wilson and Paul Yachnin, eds., Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things, Forms of Knowledge (Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, vol. 13) (Routledge, New York and London, 2010, pp. 123-138.

Catalogue entries on Tudor and Stuart portraits contributed to Dynasties exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery (ed. K. Hearn), 1995.