Louise Jopling: A Research Project

A site is about the artist Louise Jopling (1843-1933), painter of portraits, genre and interiors, teacher and suffragist.

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Catalogue entry for 'Interior with a youn lady and her daughter'
Catalogue entry for 'Interior with a youn lady and her daughter'

The project documents Louise Jopling's career as a leading female artist and her close-knit artistic, literary and theatrical world of late 19th century London and Paris. It also seeks to understand better the climate in which women then practised as artists and, more generally, the climate for women's growing participation in the workplace and in public life.

Core aspects of the project an electronic catalogue raisonné of Jopling's works, including exhibition histories, sale histories and reproductions of each work where possible; a hard-copy biographical and cultural study of Jopling by Patricia de Montfort, Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain, published by Routledge-Ashgate; the first public display of her work for over 70 years, which took place at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow from 13 March-13 September 2015; a database index of an important private collection of Jopling's correspondence; the transcription and annotation of Jopling's correspondence (correspondents include leading literary, artistic and theatrical figures of the day such as James McNeill Whistler Oscar Wilde, Ellen Terry, Kate Perugini, William Holman Hunt, Sir John Everett Millais, and Punch editor, Shirley Brooks); the digitisation and annotation of her studio and household notebooks with the aim of analysing the economic basis of Jopling's studio and exhibition activity; an online edition of Jopling’s 1925 memoir, Twenty Years of My Life, 1867-1887.

Main contact: Patricia de Montfort

Developer: Graeme Cannon

Start year: 2005

Subject areas: History of ArtInformation Studies

Keywords: ArtDigital EditionDigitisationGenderHistory

Record last updated 2020-01-24