Preliminary Findings on the Lady in a Fur Wrap

Rosie Thorp in conversation with the Project Team Rosie: You no longer believe the painting to be by El Greco – can you explain more about why you’ve decided this? Pippa: Our extensive programme of research on the painting followed on from the technical analysis of it carried out in Madrid in 2014 at the … Continue reading Preliminary Findings on the Lady in a Fur Wrap

Reattribution to Alonso Sánchez Coello

As a result of our collaborative Unwrapping an Icon project, we are now satisfied that all the evidence of stylistic and technical examination points to Alonso Sánchez Coello (c. 1531-88), principal portrait painter to Philip II of Spain, as the artist of the Lady in a Fur Wrap. The reattribution of this famous masterpiece has … Continue reading Reattribution to Alonso Sánchez Coello

The Symposium, February 2019

It’s been a busy time for the project! Our international symposium was held from February 20th-22nd 2019.   Contributors from around the world met to discuss and present findings from research into Lady in the Fur Wrap and the related Spanish portraits. These included: Patrick Dietemann, Doerner Institut, Munich Stefan Zumbühl, University of Applied Sciences, … Continue reading The Symposium, February 2019

A Big Thank-You to our Helpers!

Our main post by Rosie this time concerns our Project Symposium in February. It was an intensive affair, with many international contributors covering a wide range of disciplines. This, of course, also meant it required a lot of organisation, which we simply couldn’t have done without our wonderful team of curatorial interns and postgraduate students. … Continue reading A Big Thank-You to our Helpers!

Interview with project volunteer, Clémence Aycard

  Hi Clémence! Firstly, can you introduced yourself to our readers? Hi! My name is Clémence Aycard, and I’m a French volunteer working with Pippa Stephenson at Glasgow Museums. After three years in Bordeaux (south of France) for a bachelor in art history and archaeology, I went to Paris to study for a Masters at … Continue reading Interview with project volunteer, Clémence Aycard