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Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
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British Eighteenth-Century History, Art Market Studies, Art History, Book History, Auction & Catalogues, Professions, Migrations, Art & Science, Artists' Manuals, Colours, History of Knowledge, Architecture and Military Drawings
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Bénédicte MIYAMOTO (PhD, Université Paris Diderot) is an Associate Professor in British History at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and 2019 Fellow of the Society of the Cincinnati Library. Her research in British Art Market Studies and Art History links cultural developments and big data, and analyses social networks, professional and business ties in the art world of eighteenth-century. Her approach is also informed by Book History,  and the impact of economic constraints on the documents (catalogues, artists’ manuals, guides) produced by the artistic sphere. Her recent research on artists’ manuals, draughtsmanship and artists’ professional training will be published in the forthcoming Fancy-Fantaisie-Capriccio, edited by Adrien and Percival, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, and “Significant Red,Watercolour and the Uses of Red Pigments in Military and Architectural Conventions”

Recent Publications

2019     “British Buying Patterns at Auction Sales, 1780-1800,” in London and the Emergence of a European Art Market, 1780-1820 edited by Susannah Avery-Quash and Christian Huemer. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2019. 35-51

“International Dealer Networks and Triangular Art Trade between Paris, Amsterdam and London,” co-authored with Hans J. Van Miegroet and Hilary Cronheim, in London and the Emergence of a European Art Market, 1780-1820 edited by Susannah Avery-Quash and Christian Huemer. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2019. 53-65

“‘Directions to Know a Good Picture’: Marketing National School Categories to the British Public in the Long Eighteenth Century,” in Art Crossing Borders: The International Art Market in the Age of Nation States, 1760-1914 edited by Jan Dirk Baetens and Dries Lyna. Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets, Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2019. 64-98

“Business as Usual – the London Art Market and Internationalisation in the Eighteenth Century,” in Art et Economie edited by Cecilia d’Ercole and Jean-Michel Minovez. Collection Tempus Arti, PUM

2014      “Bidding as a Guide to British Visual Preference: A Late Eighteenth-Century Case Study,” in Moving Pictures: Intra-European Trade in Images, 16th-18th Centuries edited by Neil De Marchi and Sophie Raux. Studies in European Urban History, Turnhout: Brepols. 257-276

2012      “‘Making Pictures Marketable’: Expertise and the Georgian Art Market,” in Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present edited by Charlotte Gould and Sophie Mesplède. Farnham: Ashgate. 119-133

2011      “Taste, the Auction House, and the Education of the Eye in Eighteenth-Century Great Britain,” in Taste and the Senses in the Eighteenth Century edited by Peter Wagner et Frédéric Ogée. Landau-Paris Studies on the Eighteenth Century Series, Landau: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 76-92

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Book History, Economic History, Material Culture, Museums