CFP: Gilded Age Art Market (Colnaghi Foundation, London, 5 Nov 2022)

Colnaghi Foundation will host a conference on the international Gilded Age art market on Saturday 5th November 2022, exploring the complexities of the art market at this period, the high-profile market for Old Master and historic British paintings, as well as the trade in decorative arts, particularly French furniture, and oriental porcelain, which remained of fundamental importance to firms such as Duveen’s.

Application Deadline: 3 Sep 2022

Contributions are also encouraged from scholars working on the markets for Impressionist and early Modernist Art, Salon and Barbizon painting and contemporary art, which in many cases formed an important overlapping area in the businesses of many dealers, such as Knoedler who moved between Old Masters and contemporary art, as well as the role played by print-selling and the sale of drawings in underpinning picture dealing. While the main focus will be on European art, proposals for papers on dealers whose businesses involved non-Western art, African, Oceanic, or Latin American art, are strongly encouraged.

For more information, see the CFP published by the Society for the History of Collecting: