Painting in Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century



The module will study some patterns of artistic development in Britain, France and Ireland, with reference to the circumstances found in the main centres of production. It will explore the roles of the period's major artists, including Gainsborough, Hogarth, Angelica Kauffmann, and Reynolds; H.D. Hamilton, Hone and Roberts, and Boucher, David, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Goya. It will consider subject matter across genres, from history painting to portraiture, landscape to still life.

The course is led by Dr. Peter Cherry, who has been involved in a number of exhibitions in the history of still-life and genre painting in Spain and Italy. His research interests generally focus on the visual art of seventeenth-century Spain and include the following: the production, market, and collecting of different types of visual art; originals and copies; the relationships between 'masters' and 'followers'; the techniques of art; art and patronage in Seville; the relationship between art and plague; and the portraiture of Velázquez.  

Date, Time and Place

This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in January 2024.

Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website for updates on this course at:

Course Fees

€170 full rate, €90 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


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