Art Crossing Borders

The Internationalisation of the Art Market in the Age of Nation States, 1750-1914


Art Crossing Borders offers a thought-provoking analysis of the internationalisation of the art market during the long nineteenth century. Twelve experts, dealing with a wide variety of geographical, temporal, and commercial contexts, explore how the gradual integration of art markets structurally depended on the simultaneous rise of nationalist modes of thinking, in unexpected and ambiguous ways. By presenting a radically international research perspective Art Crossing Borders offers a crucial contribution to the field of art market studies.
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Jan Dirk Baetens, Ph.D. (2011), University of Leuven, is Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published widely on the nineteenth-century art market and on nineteenth-century historicism. He is preparing a book-length study on the Belgian history and historical genre painter Henri Leys.

Dries Lyna, Ph.D. (2010), University of Antwerp, is Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published on the art markets and material culture of eighteenth-century cities in the Low Countries, co-editing Concepts of Value in European Material Culture, 1500-1900 (2015). He is currently preparing a book on the rise of art auctions in the Austrian Netherlands.
Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards and International History of the Nineteenth-Century Art Trade
Jan Dirk Baetens & Dries Lyna

1. The Education of the Art Market: National Schools and International Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century
Jan Dirk Baetens & Dries Lyna

2. ‘Directions to Know a Good Picture’: Marketing National School Categories to the British Public in the Long Eighteenth Century
Bénédicte Miyamoto

3. Creating Cultural and Commercial Value in Late Nineteenth-Century New York Art Catalogues
Leanne Zalewski

4. (Inter)national Art: The London ‘Old-Masters’ Market and Modern British Painting (1900–14)
Barbara Pezzini

5. The Artistic Trade and Networks of the Italian Community in London around 1800
Camilla Murgia

6. Berlin – Paris. Transnational Aspects of French Art Auctions in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
Lukas Fuchsgruber

7. Appropriation as a Form of Nationalism? Collecting French Furniture in 19th-Century Great Britain
Adriana Turpin

8. The Modern Italian Sculptor as International Entrepreneur: The Case of Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)
Sharon Hecker

9. Art Reproduction and the Nation: National Perspectives in an International Art Market
Robert Verhoogt

Epilogue: Reframing the “International Art Market”
Pamela Fletcher & Anne Helmreich

All interested in the historical and contemporary Western art markets and material culture.
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