For this year’s Courtauld Collections project, two Research Associates studying art history – Stephanie Lenk and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper – were each paired with two further Research Associates from the Conservation & Technology Department (easels) – Alysia Sawicka and Cleo Nisse respectively – to research two paintings from The Courtauld Gallery which are undergoing conservation. This resulted in a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of the paintings. The Research Associates presented the results of their research at workshops on 5 March and 11 June 2011.
Copy after a self-portrait by Thomas Gainsborough
Studio of Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 88)
Stephanie Lenk and Alysia Sawicka
Trees by a lake, le Parc de Carrieres-St-Denis
Francesca Whitlum-Cooper and Cleo Nisse