With a French Accent Conference and Exhibition

With a French Accent: American Lithography to 1860

October 11, 2013

Sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society
Generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art


9:00 Registration (no fee) and check in

9:20 Welcome and opening remarks

9:30-11:00 Session 1 Presentations

  • Georgia B. Barnhill, Curator of Graphic Arts Emerita, American Antiquarian Society, US
    French Technology and Skills in the United States
  • Stephen Bann, Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of History of Art, University of Bristol, UK
    Charlet on his Own Terms? The Trials of a Pioneering Lithographer
  • Jean-Francois Bazin, Journalist and Writer, Dijon, France
    The Tragic Life and the Remarkable Work of Leopold Grozelier, French Lithographer in the United States (1830-1865)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 Session 2 Presentations

  • Lauren B. Hewes, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts, American Antiquarian Society, US
    ‘French Lithographic Prints: Very Beautiful’: The Creation of French Lithographs in the United States Before 1860
  • Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Associate Professor of Art, Worcester State University, US
    Lafayette’s Image as a Transformative Instrument of Change in Print Culture and Romantic Feeling
  • Sara Picard, Assistant Professor of Art History, Rhode Island College, US
    An Oblique Lithograph of New Orleans's St. Louis Cathedral

1:00-3:00 Lunch (on your own)

3:00-4:30 Session 3 Presentations

  • Caroline M. Riley, PhD Candidate, History of Art & Architecture Department, Boston University, US
    Mutable Meaning Across Markets: William Sidney Mount and the Goupil Print Company
  • Marie-Stephanie Delamaire, Core Lecturer, Columbia University, US
    American Prints in Paris or the House of Goupil in New York (1848-1857)
  • Helena E. Wright, Curator of Graphic Arts, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, US
    Bodmer’s Amérindiens Redux: Some Questions about his 1852 Suite of Lithographs for Goupil

4:30-5:00 Wrap-up and closing remarks

5:00-6:00 Wine and cheese reception

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