Dr Lucy Peltz

Memberships (professional bodies)

Walpole Society

Career summary

Part-time lecturer University of Manchester 1997-8.

Phd University of Manchester 1998.

Assistant Curator, Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, 1998-2000.

Curator, Paintings, Prints ad Drawings, Museum of London, 2000-2001.

Curator, 18th century Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 2001 – ongoing.

Board Member, Walpole Society, 2004-7.

Trustee, Wordsworth Trust, 2007 – ongoing.

External Examiner, Museums Studies MA, Leeds University, 2012-ongoing.

Areas of interest / research

18th century British portraiture in all media.

Extra-illlustration (‘Grangerizing’).

Portrait prints.

18th century engraving and the market antiquarianism.

Masculine clubs and sociability gender.

Portraiture and consumption (esp. bluestockings).

Thomas Lawrence

The portrayal of commercial and entrepreneurial classes in 18th century Britain (and earlier).

The commercial aspects of portrait production in 18th century.

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

Select bibliography

Facing the Text: A Social History of Extra-illustration in Britain, c. 1770-1840 (work in progress title, forthcoming, 2014, Huntington Library Press).

Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance (New Haven and London, 2010), co-author and co-editor, with Peter Funnell and A. Cassandra Albinson.

Brilliant Women: Eighteenth Century Bluestockings, March-June 2008, National Portrait Gallery, London, co-authored with Elizabeth Eger (2008).

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens (Swindon, 2006).

Creative Quarters: the art world in London 1700 to 2000, with Kit Wedd and Cathy Ross (London, 2001).

‘Facing the text: The amateur and commercial histories of extra-illustration, 1770-1820’, in Owners, Annotators and the Signs of Reading, ed. M. Harris, G. Mandelbrote and R. Myers (London and Delaware, 2005), pp.91-136.

‘Portrait head collecting and the birth of extra-illustration: The Eton correspondence of the Rev. James Granger and Richard Bull, 1769-1774’, Walpole Society (2004), pp.1-47.

‘The Extra-illustration of London: the Gendered Spaces and Practices of Antiquarianism in the Late Eighteenth Century’, in Producing the Past: Aspects of Antiquarian Culture and Practice, 1700-1850, eds. M. Myrone and L. Peltz (Aldershot, 1999), pp. 121-144.

“‘Mine Are the Subjects Rejected by the Historian’: Antiquarianism, History and the Making of Modern Culture”, with M.Myrone, in Producing the Past: Aspects of Antiquarian Culture and Practice, 1700-1850, eds. M. Myrone and L. Peltz (Aldershot, 1999), pp. 1-14.

Over sixty memoirs of engravers, print publishers and artists for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).