Wednesday, October 17, 2012


"I've received your letter, my Dear Lady Strafford, & am sorry for your vexations; I feel for them; dogs are faithful; I wish I cou'd say as much for the human species."
-Lady Mary Coke

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Minuet or Morgan?

1661 it most certainly is not, but an eighteenth century commercial it is!  It's about time that the dashing pirate from the bottle was personified.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Talks on Daniel Gardner's The Three Witches from Macbeth

In a bit of shameless self-promoting news I will be giving papers in both the US and UK on Daniel Gardner's amazing portrait of Georgiana, Lady Melbourne, and Anne Damer; The Three Witches from Macbeth

I'll be in Middleton, CT, USA on October 13 at the NEASECS conference chatting away and then on December 3-4 I will be at Cambridge University for the very exciting conference, Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic and the History of Art.  If anyone is in the neighborhood I would love to see you there!