Participant Info

First Name
J. Cabelle
Last Name
Harvard University
Website URL
French History, Eighteenth-century History, Art History, French Art, Old Master Drawings, History of the Art Market, Culinary History, Design History
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About Me

Cabelle Ahn is a seventh-year PhD candidate in History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University where she specializes in eighteenth-century French drawings and prints. Her dissertation is titled “Multiple Exposures: Drawing Exhibitions  in Eighteenth-century France,” and the project maps public and private drawing displays from late seventeenth-century Florence to early nineteenth-century Paris, and how the increased circulation of drawings impacted the formation of the public, the activities of the art market, and advancements in natural philosophy within the shifting world of Enlightenment Europe. 

Prior to her PhD, she has an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art as well as an MA in Design History and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center, NY. Beyond French art, her research interests include culinary history, artistic exchanges between the Netherlands and France during the long eighteenth-century, history of the art market, and the lasting legacy of Old Masters in Contemporary Art. 

She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. 

Recent Publications

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
France, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Food History, Museums, Rebellion & Revolution