Inspiring Slides: John Singer-Sargent’s Mrs. Fiske Warren and Her Daughter Rachael by Ellen Smithies

This week’s Inspiring Slide features a famous work by artist John Singer-Sargent who features prominently in the American section of the Humanities slide collection. This particular slide caught the eye of third year Classical Civilisation and History of Art joint hons student Ellen Smithies. John Singer-Sargent was a late nineteenth and early twentieth-century painter famous …

Inspiring Slides: Mr. Wood’s Dog Vulcan by Lois Howorth

Today’s Inspiring Slide was chosen by Classics MA student Lois Howorth who chose a little known painting by William Hogarth to write about. Find out how you could be inspired by the School of Humanities’ slide collection at the end of the blog. There is not a lot of information to be found about this …

Inspiring Slides: James Malton’s ‘The Custom House, Dublin’ by Niall Walsh.

Today’s Inspiring Slide was chosen by second year History student Niall Walsh who chose James Malton’s The Custom House, Dublin, 1792. Find out how you could be inspired by the School of Humanities’ slide collection at the end of Niall’s blog. The slide I have chosen to write about depicts a drawing by James Malton, …

Inspiring Slides: John Frederick Lewis, ‘Indoor Gossip, Cairo’ by Fatima Kasujee.

The first Inspiring Slides post of the 2017-18 academic year is by second-year History student Fatima Kasujee. Fatima is one of this year’s intake to the DHC’s student volunteer scheme and it was whilst working with the slide collection that her eye was caught by the work of John Frederick Lewis. John Frederick Lewis was …

Inspiring Slides: J.M.W. Turner’s ‘Nottingham’, 1832 by Marina Phelps

The latest in our Inspiring Slides posts comes from History of Art graduate and DHC alumna Marina Phelps who was inspired by one of the slides from the recent ‘Then and Now’ exhibition here in DHC. J.M.W. Turner’s Nottingham, 1832, is one of two watercolours that he painted of Nottingham. The first was in 1794, and the second, …

Inspiring Slides: Kedleston Hall and its neo-classical architecture by Bethan Huby

The latest Inspiring Slides post comes from Bethan Huby who is a post graduate from The Classics department studying on the Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity MA course. Bethan also volunteers in the DHC on our Collections Team and was inspired by some stately slides from the Architecture section!   Kedleston Hall, located in Derbyshire, …

Inspiring Slides: Picasso’s Le Guéridon (The Pedestal Table) by Jamie Shakespeare.

This week we introduce the first in our new Inspiring Slides series. It was written by DHC student volunteer Jamie Shakespeare who is an MA student from the English department and has been volunteering in DHC since November 2016. He has been working on the ISYP digitisation project which -by pure coincidence -we will be reporting …