Cultuurfonds Award for PhD Project

Grant awarded by the Dutch Cultuurfonds for Tess Visser to start her TAH PhD this Autumn in collaboration with The Hunterian.

Colour photograph showing a group portrait of the Bernhard Fellows for 2018 during a presentation of grant awards by the Cultuurfonds at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam
The Cultuurfonds Bernhard Fellows for 2018 during a presentation event at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam

Tess will research the materials and techniques that were used by Matthijs Maris and the Glasgow Boys in late nineteenth-century Britain, establishing how they compare using technical analysis. The research will focus on the artistic dialogues between Maris, the Glasgow Boys and James McNeill Whistler. This project will build upon that research and will place Maris within a wider international context, linking Scottish and Dutch artists.