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Our new Authors' Illustrations Fund

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

Images are vital to the practice of art historical research. It's equally important that publications are well illustrated. Unfortunately, illustrating scholarly work is often expensive, as museums and other collections can require authors to pay fees which – either by themselves or cumulatively – represent a significant burden on the author.

We are therefore very pleased to announce the launch of a fund to help authors meet such costs, when their work is being published in the Society's annual volume. We would like to offer special thanks to Lowell Libson, whose donation kick-started the fund, and to the two other members of The Walpole Society – Patron member Paul Gosling and the Weiss Gallery – whose donations for the next three years will ensure that the fund reaches a size large enough to make a substantial difference to our authors.

Authors wishing to apply for help from the Authors' Illustrations Fund are encouraged to contact the editor.


James Jeffreys (1751-84)

Self-Portrait, early 1770s

Pen and brown ink, 540 x 416 mm


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