Professor Richard Thomson - PUBLICATIONS



Professor Richard Thomson - PUBLICATIONS
Toulouse-Lautrec, London (Oresko Books), 1977 (104 pp.).
Seurat, Oxford (Phaidon), 1985 (240 pp.). [Paperback edition, Oxford/New York, 1990; French translation, Paris
(Flammarion), 1990].
Degas: The Nudes, London (Thames and Hudson), 1988 (240 pp.). [French translation, Paris (Nathan), 1988].
Edgar Degas: 'Waiting', Malibu (Getty Museum Studies on Art), 1995 (98 pp.).
The Troubled Republic. Visual Culture and Social Debate in France, 1889 -1900 (256 pp.) Yale University Press,
2004. [French translation, Dijon (Les Presses du Réel), 2008].
Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night (48 pp.). New York, Museum of Modern Art, 2008.
Art of the Actual. Naturalism and Style in Early Third Republic France, 1880 -1900 (362 pp.) Yale University Press,
Edited Books:
(Editor) Framing France: The Representation of Landscape in France, 1870 -1914 (226 pp.) Manchester University
Press, 1998.
(Co-editor, with Frances Fowle) Soil and Stone: Impressionism Urbanism Environment (176 pp.)
Ashgate, 2003.
Exhibition Catalogues and Organisation:
Harold Gilman, 1876-1919, Arts Council, October 1981-April 1982. Stoke-on-Trent, City Art Gallery; York City
Art Gallery; Birmingham City Art Gallery; Royal Academy, London. With Andrew Causey. (96 pp .)
Impressionist Drawings from British Public and Private Collections, Arts Council, April-July 1986. Oxford,
Ashmolean Museum; Manchester City Art Gallery; Glasgow, The Burrell Collection. With Christopher Lloyd. (96
The Private Degas, Arts Council, January-May 1987. Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery; Cambridge, Fitzwilliam
Museum. (144 pp.)
Camille Pissarro: Impressionism, Landscape and Rural Labour, South Bank Centre, March-June 1990. Birmingham
City Art Gallery; Glasgow, The Burrell Collection. (128 pp.)
Toulouse-Lautrec, October 1991-June 1992. London, Hayward Gallery; Paris, Grand Palais. With Claire Frèches Thory/Anne Roquebert. (560 pp.) Also published by Yale University Press.
Line and Colour. 19th Century French Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, June-July 1992. Tokyo,
Station Gallery. With Colin Harrison. (164 pp.)
Monet to Matisse. Landscape Painting in France, 1874 -1914, August-October 1994. Edinburgh, National Gallery of
Scotland. With essay by Michael Clarke (pp.169-76). (200 pp.)
Seurat and the Bathers, July-September 1997. London, National Gallery. With John Leighton, David Bomford, Jo
Kirby and Ashok Roy. (168 pp.) Also published by Yale University Press.
Theo van Gogh, 1857-1891. Art dealer, collector and brother of Vincent, June 1999-January 2000. Amsterdam, Van
Gogh Museum; Paris, Musée d`Orsay. With Chris Stolwijk and Sjraar van Heughten. (230 pp.).
Monet: the Seine and the Sea, 1878-1883, August-October 2003. Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland. With
Michael Clarke. (176 pp.)
Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, March-October 2005, Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art; Art Institute of
Chicago. With Phillip Dennis Cate and Mary Weaver Chapin (294 pp.) Also published by Princeton Unive rsity
Degas, Sickert, Toulouse-Lautrec. London and Paris, 1870-1910, October 2005-May 2006. London, Tate Britain
and Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection. With Anna Gruetzner Robins (232 pp.).
Claude Monet, 1840-1926, September 2010-January 2011. Paris, Grand Palais. With Guy Cogeval, Sylvie Patin,
Sylvie Patry, Anne Roquebert. (386 pp.).
Dreams of Nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky, February 2012-February 2013. Amsterdam, Van Gogh
Museum; Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland; Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum. With Rodolphe Rapetti,
Frances Fowle, Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff. (208 pp.).
Collection Catalogues:
French Nineteenth Century Drawings in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 1981 (34 pp.).
Contributions to the catalogue of a major international private collection, under the auspices of the Museum of
Modern Art, New York, 2006 (8 entries on Toulouse-Lautrec, vol 1, pp.202-237; 13 entries on Van Gogh, ibid,
(articles in refereed journals indicated with an asterisk):
'The Drinkers of Daumier, Raffaëlli and Toulouse-Lautrec: preliminary observations on a motif,' Oxford Art
Journal, no. 2, April 1979, pp. 29-33.
* 'Drawings by Camille Pissarro in Manchester Public Collections,' Master Drawings, XVIII, no. 3, Autumn 1980,
pp. 257-63.
'Pissarro and the Figure,' Connoisseur, vol. 207, no. 833, July 1981, pp. 187-90.
'Degas's Torse de Femme and Titian,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts, pér. 6, XCVIII, nos. 1350-1, July-August 1981, pp.
'A Sisley problem,' [letter] Burlington Magazine, CXXIII, no. 944, November 1981, p. 676.
'Camille Pissarro, Turpitudes Sociales, and the Universal Exhibition of 1889,' Arts Magazine, vol. 56, no. 8, April
1982, pp. 82-8.
* '"Les Quat' Pattes": The Image of the Dog in Late Nineteenth Century French Art,' Art History, vol. 5, no. 3,
September 1982, pp. 323-37.
''A Neglected Review of the First Impressionist Exhibition; was the author Villiers de l'Isle -Adam?' Gazette des
Beaux-Arts, pér. 6, C, no. 1364, September 1982, pp. 90-2.
* Jean-Louis Forain's Place de la Concorde: a rediscovered painting and its imagery,' Burlington Magazine, CXXV,
no. 960, March 1983, pp. 154, 157-8.
'The Sculpture of Camille Pissarro,' Source, II, no. 4, Summer 1983, pp. 25-8.
'Toulouse-Lautrec and Sculpture,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts, pér. 6, CIII, no. 1381, February 1984, pp. 80-4.
'Manet's Les Vins de France,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts, pér. 6, CIV, no. 1389, October 1984, p. 138.
'Degas's Nudes at the 1886 Impressionist Exhibition,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts, pér. 6, CVIII, no. 1414, November
1986, pp. 187-90.
* 'Van Gogh in Paris: the fortifications drawings of 1887,' Jong Holland, vol. 3, no. 3, September 1987, pp. 14-25.
* 'Degas's only known painting on tile,' Burlington Magazine, vol. CXXX, no. 1020, March 1988, pp. 222-5.
'Toulouse-Lautrec: Low Life and High Society,' Art News, vol. 91, no. 5, May 1992, pp. 106-11.
'De kukkede huse', Louisiana Revy (Denmark), vol. 35, no. 1, November 1994, pp. 40-9.
*`A propos de lesbianisme clandestin en plein Paris: la décadence et Le Rond-point des Champs-Elysées de Louis
Anquetin`, Histoire de l`Art, no. 50, June 2002, pp.77-83.
* (with Belinda Thomson) 'Maurice Denis's 'Définition du Néo -traditionnisme' and anti-naturalism (1890)',
Burlington Magazine, vol. CLIV, no.1309, April 2012, pp.260-7.
'"La dune mélancolique': Jean-Charles Cazin, la création et la transmission d'une eshtétique régionale vers 18801905', L'Impressionnisme: du plein air au territoire, ed. Frédéric Cousinié, Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du
Havre, 2013, pp.145-55.
‘Ruins, Rhetoric and Revolution : Paul Signac’s Le Démolisseur and Anarchism in the 1890s’, Art History, vol. 36,
no.2, April 2013, pp.366-91.
Commissioned Essays/Introducti ons:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: drawings from 7 to 18 years,' in Six Children Draw, ed. Sheila Paine, London
(Academic Press), 1981, pp. 38-48.
'The Imagery of Toulouse-Lautrec's Prints,' in Wolfgang Wittrock, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Prints, 2 vols.,
London (Sotheby's), 1985, I, pp. 13-34.
'David Salle: The Artist of our Fin-de-Siècle,' in David Salle, Edinburgh, Fruitmarket Gallery, August-September
1987, pp. 6-9.
'Lautrec contre Lautrec,' in Combas et Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, June-September 1990, pp.
`La modernità del porto`, in La Nascita dell`Impressionismo, ed. Marco Goldin, Treviso. Casa dei Carraresi,
September 2000-January 2001, pp.297-304.
`Styling the City: Observation and Perception in Prin t Albums of the 1890s`, in Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s,
ed. Phillip Dennis Cate, Washington, National Gallery of Art, September 2000-February 2001, pp.48-59.
`The Cultural Geography of the Petit Boulevard`, in Vincent van Gogh and the Petit Boulevard, St. Louis Museum
of Art/Frankfurt, Stadel Institut, February-July 2001, pp.65-108.
`Orizzonti, canali, tulipi`, in Monet. I luoghi della pittura, ed. Marco Goldin, Treviso. Casa dei Carraresi, September
2001-February 2002, pp.161-72.
`La modernità e la periferia urbana: i sobborghi di Parigi nella pittura tra il 1870 e il 1890`, in L`impressionismo e
l`età di Van Gogh, ed. Marco Goldin, Treviso. Casa dei Carraresi, November 2002-March 2003, pp.87-96.
‘Vincent van Gogh’s Parc Voyer d’Argenson: Decoration and Melancholy’, Van Gogh Museum Journal 2002,
‘Monet e il mare di Nettuno: Bordighera, 1884. Antibes, 1888’, in L’Oro e l’Azzurro. I colori del Sud da Cézanne a
Bonnard, ed. Marco Goldin, Treviso. Casa dei Carraresi, October 2003-March 2004, pp.67-79. Reprinted as ‘Monet
and Neptune’s Sea: Bordighera, 1884. Antibes, 1888’ in Right under the Sun. Landscape in Provence from
Classicism to Modernism, 1750-1920, ed. Guy Cogeval and Marie-Paule Vial, Marseilles, Musée de la Vieille
Charité/Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, May 2005-January 2006, pp.114-25.
‘Joaquim Mir: Terreno Eterno y Sensibilidad Modernista’, in Joaquim Mir, 1873-1940, Madrid, Fundación Mapfre
Vida, November 2004-February 2005, pp.33-45.
‘Monet a Argenteuil. Armonia pittorica, racconto sociale’, in Monet: la Senna, le ninfee, ed. Marco Goldin, Brescia,
Museo di Santa Giulia, October 2004-March 2005, pp.91-99.
‘Toulouse-Lautrec: maestro del cartel’, in Toulouse-Lautrec y el cartel de la Belle Époque, Madrid, Fundación
Mapfre Vida, April 2005, pp.26-39.
‘Van Gogh a Parigi, 1886-1888. Sperimentazione e ansia’, in Gauguin, Van Gogh: l’Aventura del colore nuovo , ed.
Marco Goldin, Brescia, Museo di Santa Giulia, October 2005-March 2006, pp.127-49.
‘Steinlen, 1885-1900: las contradicciones de lo populaire’, in Steinlen: Paris 1900, Madrid, Fundación Mapfre
Vida, April-June 2006, pp.31-41.
‘Monet, 1870-1890: evoluzione, tradizione e decorazione’, in Turner e gli impressionisti, ed. Marco Goldin, Brescia,
Museo di Santa Giulia, October 2006-March 2007, p.251-61.
‘The Imperatives of Style: Seurat’s Drawings, 1886-1891’, in Jodi Hauptman, Georges Seurat. The Drawings, New
York, Museum of Modern Art, October 2007-January 2008, pp.168-83.
‘Caillebotte and Monet: some contrasts and conjunctions’, in Gustave Caillebotte, ed. Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark,
Dorothee Hansen, Gry Hedin, Bremen, Kunsthalle/Copenhagen, Ordrupgaar/Madrid, Museo Thyssen -Bornemisza,
June 2008-2009, pp.31-42.
‘Degas. Secuencias y ecos (1880-1910)’, in Degas. El Proceso de la Creación, Madrid, Fundación Mapfre Vida,
October 2008-February 2009, pp.37-51.
'Georges Seurat, Une Baignade, Asnières: a socio-political perspective', in Neville Gabie, Great Lengths 2012. An
artist residency during the construction of the Olympic Park , Manchester, 2012, pp.36-7.
'Spumante: entre allégorie et caricature. Les Représentations du champagne de 1875 à 1905', in Champagne! Les
Arts de l'Effervescence, Reims, Musée des Beaux-arts, December 2012-May 2013, pp.98-109.
‘ « Un jardin incomparable » : Pays et modernité dans les images du Midi méditerranéen, 1880-1905’, in
Le Grand Atelier du Midi, Aix-en-Provence, Musée Granet/Marseille, Musée des Beaux-Arts, palais de Longchamp,
June-December 2013, pp.106-116, 264-5.
Published Conference Papers/Lectures:
'Notes on Degas's Sense of Humour,' in Degas, 1834-1917, ed. Richard Kendall, Manchester, 1985, pp. 9-18.
'The Grande-Jatte: Notes on Drawing and Meaning,' Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 1989,
pp. 181-97, 245-6.
'Les poses de Degas de 1875 à 1886: lecture et signification,' in Degas inédit. Actes du Colloque Degas. Musée
d'Orsay, 18-21 Avril 1988, ed. Henri Loyrette, Paris, 1989, pp. 211-24.
'The Creative Copy in Late Nineteenth Century French Art,' in Drawings: Masters and Methods. Raphael to Redon,
ed. Diana Dethloff, London, 1992, pp. 19-37.
'On Narrative and Metamorphosis in Degas,' in Dealing with Degas. Representations of Women and the Politics of
Vision, ed. Richard Kendall and Griselda Pollock, London, 1992, pp. 146-58.
'Rubens, Cézanne and Late Nineteenth Century French Art,' in Cézanne and Poussin. A Symposium, ed. Richard
Kendall, Sheffield, 1993, pp. 113-28.
'Toulouse-Lautrec, Arthur Huc, et le "Néo-réalisme",' in Actes du Colloque Toulouse-Lautrec. Albi, mai 1992, ed.
Danièle Devynck, Albi, 1994, pp.117-29.
'Henri Martin at Toulouse: terre natale and juste milieu,' in Framing France: the Representation of Landscape in
France, 1870-1914, ed. Richard Thomson, Manchester, 1998, pp.147-72.
‘Trading the visual: Theo van Gogh, the dealer among the artists’, in Theo van Gogh and the 19 th Century Art Trade,
Van Gogh Museum Journal 2000, pp.29-37.
‘Monet’s Rouen Cathedrals: Anarchism, Gothic architecture and instantaneous photography’, in Soil and Stone:
Impressionism Urbanism Environment, ed. Frances Fowle and Richard Thomson, London, 2003, pp.153-69.
‘Georges Seurat: tradición y modernidad en conflicto’, in Los Orígenes del Arte Moderno, 1850-1900, ed. Guillermo
Solana, Madrid, 2004, pp.135-61.
‘Regionalism versus Nationalism in French Visual Culture, 1889-1900: the Cases of Nancy and Toulouse’, in
Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870 -1914, ed. June Hargrove and Neil McWilliam, Washington, D.C.,
2005, pp.209-23.
‘Seurat et la IIIe République: opposant, caricaturiste, ou supporter?’, 48/14. La Revue du Musée d’Orsay, no. 21,
Autumn, 2005, pp.6-19.
‘Degas et Henner: comparaisons et contrastes’, 48/14. La Revue du Musée d’Orsay, no. 24, Printemps, 2007, pp.619.
‘Seeing Visions, Painting Visions: On psychology and representation under the early Third Republic’, Van Gogh
Studies 3, 2010, pp.135-61.
'Peinture. Introduction' and 'Painting, Politics and Visual Culture: representing le brav' general Boulanger',
Histoire de l'art du XIXe siècle (1848-1914). XXIes Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre, Paris, 2012, pp.225-7 and 25764.
‘Staging, Psychology and Sexuality: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Prostitutes’, in Impressionism and PostImpressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art. The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series, ed. Heather MacDonald, Yale
University Press, 2013, pp.121-31.