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    Retford, Kate (2020) ‘A family home and not … a museum’: living with the Country House Art Collection. Art and the Country House ,

    Retford, Kate (2016) Philippe Ariès’s ‘discovery of childhood’: imagery and historical evidence. Continuity and Change 31 (03), pp. 391-418. ISSN 0268-4160.

    Retford, Kate (2014) ‘The small Domestic & conversation style’: David Allan and Scottish portraiture in the Late Eighteenth Century. Visual Culture in Britain 15 (1), pp. 1-27. ISSN 1471-4787.

    Retford, Kate (2010) The evidence of the conversation piece: Thomas Bardwell's The Broke and Bowes Families (1740). Cultural and Social History 7 (4), pp. 493-510. ISSN 1478-0038.

    Retford, Kate (2010) A death in the family: posthumous portraiture in eighteenth-century England. Art History 33 (1), pp. 74-97. ISSN 0141-6790.

    Retford, Kate (2007) From the interior to interiority: the conversation piece in Georgian England. Journal of Design History 20 (4), pp. 291-307. ISSN 1741-7279.

    Retford, Kate (2004) Gender and the marital portrait in Eighteenth-Century England: ‘A Sort of Sex in Souls’. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 27 (1), pp. 99-120. ISSN 17540194.

    Retford, Kate (2003) Sensibility and genealogy in the Eighteenth-Century family portrait: the collection at Kedleston Hall. The Historical Journal 46 (3), pp. 533-560. ISSN 0018-246X.

    Retford, Kate (2003) Reynolds's portrait of Mrs Theresa Parker: a case study in context. The British Art Journal 4 (3), pp. 80-86. ISSN 1467-2006.

    Retford, Kate Philippe Ariès’s ‘Discovery of Childhood’: imagery and historical evidence. Continuity and Change 31 (3), pp. 391-418. ISSN 0268-4160.

    Book Review

    Retford, Kate (2018) Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery . Consumption and the Country House. [Book Review]

    Retford, Kate (2014) Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain. [Book Review]

    Retford, Kate (2013) "Johan Zoffany: 1733-1810" by Mary Webster. [Book Review]

    Book Section

    Retford, Kate (2013) The topography of the conversation piece: a walk around Wanstead. In: Retford, Kate (ed.) Placing Faces: The Portrait and the English Country House in the Long Eighteenth Century. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719090394.

    Retford, Kate (2013) "The Crown and Glory of a Woman": female chastity in Eighteenth‐Century British art. In: Arnold, D. and Peters Corbett, D. (eds.) A Companion to British Art: 1600 to the Present. Wiley, pp. 473-501. ISBN 9781405136297. (In Press)

    Retford, Kate (2011) "Peculiarly happy at taking likenesses": Zoffany & British portraiture. In: Postle, M. (ed.) Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed. Yale, U.S.: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300176049.

    Retford, Kate (2007) Patrilineal portraiture? Gender and genealogy in the Eighteenth-Century country house. In: Styles, J. and Vickery, A. (eds.) Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830. New Haven, U.S.: Yale University Press for Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, pp. 323-352. ISBN 9780300116595.

    Conference or Workshop Item

    Retford, Kate “At least 18 or 20 persons. setting at Cards & Tea”: William Hogarth’s Wollaston Family and the British conversation piece. In: Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society Annual Lectures, 21 Oct 2019, Leicester, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Copies and connections: portrait practice in Eighteenth-Century Britain. In: Portraits, Authenticity, and Copies in the 17th and 18th Centuries, 02 Nov 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Cutting and pasting in the Eighteenth Century: The Print Room at Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire. In: V&A Research Seminar, May 2021. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate 'Everlastingly joining frends together on the canvace": kinship and Eighteenth-Century portraiture. In: Long Eighteenth-Century Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, Jun 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate In blood and in law: kinship networks in Eighteenth-Century British portraiture. In: Familienbilder II: Heilige und (andere) Menschen, 6-7 Jul 2017, Munich, Germany. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Joseph Highmore, time and the marriage of Miss Whichcote. In: Basic Instincts: Women, Art and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century, 20 Nov 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Light incidents: jokes in Eighteenth-Century British portraiture. In: Fairfax House Events, 14 Nov 2018, York, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Piranesi and the Print Room. In: New Approaches to Piranesi: A Virtual Roundtable, 16 Jul 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Portraiture and the Enlightenment: Public and Private Images/ Les Lumières et l’art de portrait: images publiques et privées. In: ISECS International Congress on the Enlightenment, 14-19 Jul 2019, Edinburgh, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Real rooms, invented rooms: interpreting the Eighteenth-Century English conversation piece. In: Decoding the Domestic Interior in British Portraits, 28 Jun 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate 'Representing Natural Humour': Johan Zoffany and the Sharps. In: Meet the Sharp Family: Family Dynamics, Conversation Pieces and Humour in Johan Zoffany's portrait of the Sharp family, c1779, 30 Jan 2019, Birmingham, UK. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate Talking pictures: sociability in the Eighteenth-Century British conversation piece. In: Art et sociabilité en Grande-Bretagne au XVIIIe siècle : la ‘conversation piece’, 9 Nov 2018, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

    Retford, Kate A fashion much in use: the vogue for print rooms in the late Eighteenth Century. In: London Art History Society Lecture, 12 Apr 2021, Online. (Unpublished)


    Retford, Kate and Avery-Quash, S. (2019) The Georgian London Town House: building, collecting and display. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781501337314. (In Press)

    Retford, Kate (2017) The Conversation Piece: Making Modern Art in 18th-Century Britain. Yale Books. ISBN 9780300194807.

    Retford, Kate (2013) Placing faces: the portrait and the English country house in the long Eighteenth Century. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719090394.

    Ackroyd, M. and Brockliss, L. and Moss, M. and Retford, Kate and Stevenson, J., eds. (2007) Advancing with the army: medicine, the professions and social mobility in the British Isles 1790-1850. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199267064.

    Retford, Kate (2006) The art of domestic life: family portraiture in Eighteenth-Century England. Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. ISBN 9780300110012.


    Retford, Kate (2018) 1775: Nathaniel Hone's Spartan Boy "Concealing a Theft". The Royal Academy, London, UK.

    Retford, Kate (2018) 1798: An upturn in the career of William Beechey. The Royal Academy, London, UK.

    This list was generated on Thu Oct 21 05:45:41 2021 BST.