Jewish Dealers and the European Art Market c.1850-1930

6, 7 & 9 December 2021


An online symposium organised by the Jewish Country Houses project in partnership with the National Trust and in collaboration with The Gilbert Collection and London Art Week

18.00 (GMT) / 13.00 (EST)
MONDAY 6 DECEMBER

In conversation: Belonging and Betrayal - How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Charles Dellheim will be in conversation with James McAuley to discuss the publication of his new book, Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern (Brandeis, 2021).

Speakers:

Charles Dellheim, Professor of History, Boston University, Boston

James McAuley, Contributing Columnist for the Washington Post, Paris

18.00 (GMT) / 13.00 (EST)
TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER

Portrait of a Family: Sargent's Wertheimers

Jean Strouse will be in conversation with Caroline Corbeau-Parsons about her forthcoming book on the art dealer Asher Wertheimer and the artist John Singer Sargent, who painted twelve portraits of Wertheimer's family.

Speakers:

Jean Strouse, Independent scholar and writer, New York

Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Curator of Drawings at Musée d'Orsay, Paris

18.00 (GMT) / 13.00 (EST)
THURSDAY 9 DECEMBER

The Jewish Contribution to Art Dealing in London

A roundtable discussion about the heritage of Jewish art and antiques dealerships in nineteenth and twentieth-century London.

Speakers:

Martin Levy, Chairman of H. Blairman and Sons Ltd and member of the Spoliation Advisory Panel, UK

Cherith Summers, Director at Murphy & Partners, London

Alice Minter, Curator at the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Moderator: Thomas Marks, Writer and art critic, Associate fellow of The Warburg Institute, London and Trustee of Art UK

The Jewish Country Houses project is based at the University of Oxford and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [grant number AH/S006656/1].

C. Charles antique shop, Brook Street, London
c.1900
The Connoisseur, September 1903

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