FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We are excited to welcome two members of our Emerging Scholars group, Alyssa Myers and Victoria Jenner, who will share research derived from their recent MA dissertations. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: FPS EMERGING SCHOLARS – Collecting and Displaying Porcelain in 18th- and 19th-century Britain: Two Case Studies – Alyssa Myers (MA) and Victoria Jenner (MA)
Time: Sunday, 3 October 2021, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
FPS EMERGING SCHOLARS – Collecting and Displaying Porcelain in 18th- and 19th-century Britain: Two Case Studies
Alyssa Myers (MA) and Victoria Jenner (MA)
Artificiality in the Eighteenth-Century British Country House Dinner
Designed through hierarchical rituals and an aesthetic precedence perpetuated through the à la française manner of dining, the eighteenth-century formal country house dinner served as a stage of social conformity and artificiality. Chelsea trompe l’oeil porcelain serves as a unique lens in which to analyse these elite ideologies. The duality between their physical materiality, designed from nature, and their use as a method of trickery will be explored further in this talk.
Alyssa Myers is an emerging scholar who has recently graduated with her MA this past December from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art’s history of design programme. She specializes in eighteenth-century decorative arts and ceramics, with a focus on dining in the British country house. She currently works as a cataloger at the Austin Auction Gallery in Texas.
Lady Charlotte Anne Montagu Douglas Scott: Charting the impact of her collecting activities upon her interiors
Lady Charlotte Anne Montagu Douglas Scott, née Thynne, (1811–1895) played an instrumental role in the reconstruction of Montagu House, a Victorian London Town House (1863– 1939). Victoria Jenner uses the house as a lens to look further into Lady Charlotte Anne’s own earlier collecting of eighteenth-century French porcelain (as it is commonly her husband who is credited with her collection) and antique and contemporary furniture and ceramics during the 1830s.
Victoria Jenner BA, MA, Digital Content Producer, Research Fellow – Digital Humanities, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Collections Management – Colnaghi Foundation.