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Philip Cottrell

Lecturer/ Assistant Professor

School of Art History & Cultural Policy
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Tel: x 8603
Email: philipcottrell@hotmail.com

Biography

Philip Cottrell obtained his doctorate from the University of St Andrews. His thesis on the sixteenth-century Venetian painter Bonifacio de' Pitati forms the basis for a forthcoming monograph he is co-authoring with Peter Humfrey.

In addition to several book chapters, he has written articles in prominent art historical journals such as The Art Bulletin, The Burlington MagazineArtibus et Historiae and Venezia Cinquecento, and has published reviews for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Apollo, Renaissance Studies and The Irish Times. Although his research primarily focuses on sixteenth-century Venetian painting, he has also published on a variety of topics, including aspects of the work of Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio, 17thc English tomb sculpture, and nineteenth-century art collecting in Britain and America. An article dealing with the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857 appeared in The Art Bulletin in December 2012, and forms the basis for a project currently in development with National Portrait Gallery, London. This involves the digitisation of the unpublished sketchbooks of the 19thc connoisseur, Sir George Scharf. His essay on the funeral monument of John Donne in St Paul's Cathedral, London, appears in a volume he has co-edited with Wolfgang Marx of UCD's School of Music entitled Death, Burial, and the Afterlife (2014).

He has also contributed catalogue entries to the following international exhibitions: Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester (Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2007); Venice and Egypt (Doge's Palace, Venice, 2011), and Schiavone: Tra Parmigianino, Tintoretto e Tiziano (Venice, Museo Correr, 2015/ 16). He has received research awards from the Russell Trust, The Carnegie Trust for Scotland, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York, the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Royal Irish Academy, the National University of Ireland, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Yale/ Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust. The last three were in support of his Scharf digitisation project. He has served on the committee of the Irish Association of Art Historians, and was instrumental in establishing Artefact, the association's journal, for which he also acted as an academic advisor.
 
He is currently coordinator of the School of Art History & Cultural Policy's 'Citie's' MA and recently set up a blog to act as a showcase for student research activities/ travel diaries. see:  https://ucdarthistoryma.wordpress.com/

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: E3,669 Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Funding to Support the Sir George Scharf Database Project
Year: 2016.
Title: E3, 669 UCD Seed Funding to Support Sir George Scharf's Survey of British Art Collections 1856/ 7: Creating a Digital Database in Collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London
Year: 2015.
Title: £5,000 Yale/ Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Digital Research Grant to support the The Sir George Scharf Database
Year: 2015.
Title: $15,000 Samuel H. Kress Funding for The George Scharf Sketchbooks: creating an online digital resource
Year: 2015.
Title: E9071 UCD Teaching Cover Funding
Year: 2014.
Title: E3,000 NUI Publication Gran for the publication 'Bonifacio de' Pitati'
Year: 2013.
Title: £1,130 Yale University / The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art - Research Grant for 'An Ideal Gallery on Paper': Sir George Scharf's Survey of British Collections, 1856/7
Year: 2012.
Title: E924.24 NUI - Publication Grant - The Art Bulletin: 'Art Treasures of Great Britain and America' -
Year: 2012.
Title: E3,360 UCD Seed Funding - Dublin Death Studies 1 (in conjunction with Wolfgang Marx)
Year: 1999.
Title: The Gray Essay Prize (University of St. Andrews)
Year: 1996.
Title: The University of St. Andrews Art History Research Scholarship
Year: 1997.
Title: The Russell Trust of St. Andrews
Year: 1997.
Title: The Carnegie Trust for Scotland
Year: 2000.
Title: £2,000 The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York
Year: 2008.
Title: E7,300 Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Year: 2009.
Title: E2,000 Royal Irish Academy Travel & Research Funding

Associations

Association: Irish Association of Art Historians, Function/Role: Committee Member
     

Conference Contributions

Philip Cottrell; Helen Langdon; Adrian Le Harivel; John Loughman (2017) The Denial of St Peter by the Pensionante del Sarceni. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Caravaggio and Caravaggism, National Gallery of Ireland , 04-MAR-17 - 04-MAR-17.
Philip Cottrell (2016) Francesco Guardi in (and out) of Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Paintings & Drawings from Russborough House, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin , 18-NOV-16 - 18-NOV-16.
Philip Cottrell (2016) [Conference Organising Committee Member], In the Midst of Life We Are in Death Death, Burial and the Afterlife in the Arts and Humanities, Schools of Art Music, History and Art History, UCD , 23-JUN-16 - 25-JUN-16.
Philip Cottrell (2015) Vasari and the Three Ages of the Renaissance. [Invited Lecture], National Gallery of Ireland, invited lecture, National Gallery of Ireland , 24-SEP-15 - 24-SEP-15.
Philip Cottrell (2015) A Whistle-stop Studio Corso: Renaissance and Baroque art in Emilia-Romagna. [Invited Lecture], Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, invited lecture, National Gallery of Ireland , 16-JUL-15 - 16-JUL-15.
Philip Cottrell (2015) A Venetian Art Mystery: Sherlock Holmes, Giovanni Morelli and the Curious Case of the Three Bonifacios. [Invited Lecture], The Hunt Museum, invited lecture, The Hunt Museum, Limerick , 05-MAY-15 - 05-MAY-15.
Philip Cottrell (2015) The Greatest Show on Earth: George Scharf & the Art Treasures Exhibition, 1857. [Invited Lecture], UCD Research Seminar, UCD , 14-APR-15 - 14-APR-15.
Philip Cottrell (2015) Spotlight on Caravaggio's 'Taking of Christ'. [Invited Lecture], Exploring Baroque Paintings on the Theme of Martyrs and Saints, National Gallery of Ireland , 28-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15.
Philip Cottrell (2015) While the Cat's Away: Titian and the Troublemaking 'Deturbatori dell'Arte'. [Invited Lecture], University of Glasgow, invited lecture, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow , 25-FEB-15 - 25-FEB-15.
Philip Cottrell (2015) The Art of the High Renaissance: Leonardo to Titian. [Invited Lecture], National Gallery of Ireland, invited lecture, National Gallery of Ireland , 26-JAN-15 - 26-JAN-15.
Philip Cottrell (2014) The Golden Age of the Venetian Villa. [Invited Lecture], The UCD Foundation For Italian Studies Public Lecture Series 2014-15, UCD , 12-NOV-14 - 12-NOV-14.
Philip Cottrell (2014) Turner: Romantic Landscape Painter, Watercolourist and Printmaker. [Invited Lecture], Public lecture delivered at the National Gallery of Ireland, National Gallery of Ireland , 19-JAN-14 - 19-JAN-14.
Philip Cottrell (2013) Caravaggio and his Followers in the National Gallery of Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Invited lecture to the International Women's Club, Dublin, Dublin , 08-OCT-13 - 08-OCT-13.
Philip Cottrell (2013) 'A Brush with Nobility: Titian, Baldassare Castiglione, and Courtly Painting'. [Invited Lecture], Invited lecture, University of Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen , 30-OCT-13 - 30-OCT-13.
Philip Cottrell; (2009) 'A Brush With Nobility - Titian, Castiglione and the Courtly Painter in Renaissance Venice'. [Invited Oral Presentation], A public lecture delivered at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, as part of a series to support the exhibition 'Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice', Louvre, Paris , 19-OCT-09 - 19-OCT-09.
Philip Cottrell; (2010) 'The Donne Monument in St Paul's Cathedral, London'. [Invited Lecture], Death Commemoration and Memory, Edinburgh University, June 2010, University of Edinburgh , 24-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10.
Philip Cottrell; (2010) 'Titian's Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione'. [Chaired Session], Public lecture delivered at the National Gallery of Ireland, November 2010, National Gallery of Ireland , 12-NOV-10 - 12-NOV-10.
Philip Cottrell; (2011) ' The Death of St Augustine in Context'. [Chaired Session], Public lecture delivered at the National Gallery of Ireland (part of Innovation Dublin), National Gallery of Ireland , 13-NOV-11 - 13-NOV-11.
Philip Cottrell (2011) 'Losing your Head: Decapitation in the Work of Caravaggio and his Followers'. [Invited Lecture], Lecture given at Dublin City University, DCU , 17-NOV-11 - 17-NOV-12.
Philip Cottrell (2012) ''Painting Poetry': Bonifacio de' Pitati's Triumphs of Petrarch'. [Invited Lecture], Art in 16thc Venice: In Honour of Prof. Peter Humfrey, University of St Andrews, University of St Andrews , 03-MAY-12 - 05-MAY-12.
Philip Cottrell (2012) 'Venetian Renaissance Master: Titian'. [Invited Lecture], Public lecture delivered at the National Gallery of Ireland, National Gallery of Ireland , 02-FEB-12 - 02-OCT-12.
Philip Cottrell; (2009) 'John Donne, Undone, Redone - John Donne's Memorial Monument at St Paul's Cathedral, London.'. [Invited Lecture], Death, Burial and the Afterlife Lecture Series, University College Dublin, March 2009, UCD , 25-MAR-09 - 25-MAR-09.
Philip Cottrell; (2007) 'Leonardo's Life and Art in the Context of the Codex Leicester'. [Invited Lecture], Chester Beatty Library Dublin, July 2007. Delivered in two parts as part of a lecture series designed to support the exhibition of Leonardo's Codex Leicester, Chester Beatty Library Dublin , 01-JUL-07 - 14-JUL-07.
Philip Cottrell; (2007) 'Painters in Practice - Tintoretto, Jacopo Bassano and the Studio of Bonifacio de' Pitati'. [Invited Lecture], Jacopo Tintoretto - Congresso Internacional,  Museo del Prado, Madrid, February 2007, Madrid, Prado , 26-FEB-07 - 26-FEB-07.
Philip Cottrell; (2004) 'Vile Bodies - Imaging Disease in Sixteenth Century Venice'. [Invited Lecture], Guest lecture delivered at the Irish Association of Art Historians in September 2004, Irish Association of Art Historians , 14-SEP-04 - 14-SEP-04.
Philip Cottrell; (2003) 'Guess Who's [Not] Coming to Dinner? - Portrayals of Dives and Lazarus in Sixteenth-Century Venice'. [Invited Lecture], \i Picturing Poverty Images of the Outcast in Early Modern Europe0 -0 conference at the University of Aberdeen, May 2003, University of Aberdeen , 03-MAY-03 - 03-MAY-03.
Philip Cottrell; (2003) 'Titian Triumphant - Titian and his Early Rivals'. [Invited Lecture], Guest lecture delivered at the invitation of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, January, 2003. (A revised version of this paper was given as part of the Studies in Art0 lecture series at the Medical Society of London, February 2003), National Gallery of Ireland , 29-JAN-03 - 29-JAN-03.
Philip Cottrell; (2002) 'A Three Pipe Problem ¿ Connoisseurship and Epistemology in the Age of Morelli and Conan Doyle'. [Invited Lecture], Guest Lecture at the University of East Anglia, February, 2002, University of East Anglia , 06-FEB-02 - 06-FEB-02.
Philip Cottrell; (2002) 'The Corporate Image - State Sponsored Art at the Venetian Treasury'. [Invited Lecture], Guest Lecture given at the Courtauld Institute, London, November, 2002, Courtauld Institute, London, , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02.
Philip Cottrell; (2000) ¿Et in Arcadia Ego ¿ Titian and the Invention of the Pastoral Sacra Conversazione¿. [Invited Lecture], \i Body and Soul0 - The Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians,0 University of Edinburgh, April 2000, University of Edinburgh , 01-APR-00 - 01-APR-00.
Philip Cottrell; (1999) 'The Pastoral Sacra Conversazione in Renaissance Venice'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Scottish Society for Renaissance Studies, University of Stirling, October 1999.0, see above , 01-OCT-99 - 01-OCT-99.

Committees

Committee : Irish Association of Art Historians

Employment

Employer: University of Aberdeen
Position: Lecturer in History of Art
Employer: Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
Position: Lecturer in Visual Arts
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer in History of Art

Education

Year 2001 Institution: University of St Andrews
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: University of Aberdeen
Qualification: MA Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Trinity College Dublin

Outreach Activities

Philip Cottrell frequently lectures at the National Gallery of Ireland. He has annually contributed to the lectures associated with the exhibiton of the Turner watercolours each January. Other recent lectures have dealt with the development of 16thc Venetian painting, Post Impressionism, the Romantic movement, and Titian's portrait of Baldassare Castiglione. Each year he also runs courses for UCD Adult education on subjects such as Caravaggio, Michelangelo and renaissance painting in Venice.

 

Other Activities

Radio broadcast: interviewed as part of Newstalk's 'Talking History' edition devoted to Caravaggio, 4th March 2017.  
Radio broadcast: interviewed on RTE's Lyric FM for 'Culturefile', 11th November 2011 in connection with a painting in the National Gallery of Ireland, 'Scenes from the Life of St Augustine'.  

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Philip Cottrell (2016) ''The kid stays in the picture': John, Judas and the Malchus episode in Caravaggio's 'Taking of Christ'' In: Carla Briggs, Nicola Figgis, Lynda Mulvin, Paula Murphy (eds). Art History After Francoise Henry- 50 Years at UCD - 1965-2015. Kinsale: Gandon Editions. , pp.58-71 [Details]
Philip Cottrell (2015) 'Bonifacio Veronese, 'Madonna con bambino e Santi' , Collezione Mestrovich, Ca' Rezzonico, Venezia (catalogue entry)' In: E. Dal Pozzolo & L. Puppi (eds). Splendori del Rinascimento Veneziano. Andrea Shiavone tra Tiziano, Tintoretto e Parmigianino. Milan: 24 Ore Cultura. , pp.315-316 [Details]
Philip Cottrell (2014) 'John Donne, Undone, Redone: the John Donne Monument Reconsidered' In: Philip Cottrell & Wolfgang Marx (eds). Death, Burial, and the Afterlife - Dublin Death Studies 1. Ireland: Carysfort Press. , pp.33-64 [Details]
Cottrell, Philip (2011) 'Bonifacio de' Pitati, Il ritrovamento di Mosè (catalogue entry)' In: E.M. Dal Pozzolo, R. Dorigo, & M.P. Pedani (eds). Venezia e l'Egitto. Milan: Skira. [Details]
Cottrell, Philip; (2009) 'Painters in Practice - Tintoretto, Bassano and the Studio of Bonifacio de'Pitati' In: Miguel Falomir (eds). Tintoretto - Actas del Cogresso. Madrid: Prado Publications. , pp.50-57 [Details]
Philip Cottrell (2008) 'El arte del siglo XVI [European Art of the Sixteenth Century]' In: Juan Sureda Pons (eds). Artes y civilizaciones (vol.2 -Europa, Civilizaciones Cristiana e Islámica, Mundo Contemporáneo). Barcelona: Lunwerg. , pp.407-436 [Details]
Cottrell, Philip; (2007) 'Poor Substitutes - Imaging Disease and Vagrancy in Renaissance Venice' In: Tom Nichols (eds). Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
Cottrell, Philip; (2007) 'The Disciple of Experience - Leonardo's Life and Art in the Context of the Codex Leicester' In: Cottrell, Philip; (eds). Leonardo da Vinci - The Codex Leicester. London: Scala. [Details]

Edited Books

Philip Cottrell & Wolfgang Marx (Ed.). (2014) Death, Burial, and the Afterlife - Dublin Death Studies. Ireland: Carysfort Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Philip Cottrell (2015) 'Fellow Travellers: Caravaggio's Dublin 'Taking of Christ' and London 'Supper at Emmaus''. Studies, 104 (416):388-399. [Details]
Philip Cottrell (2014) 'Parrasio Micheli's St Francis: a rediscovered work from the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, Venice'. Burlington Magazine, CLVI - No. 1332 (March 2014):159-162. [Details]
Philip Cottrell (2014) 'Painting Poetry: Bonifacio de' Pitati's Triumphs of Petrarch'. Artibus Et Historiae, XXIV (2013, published 2014) (68):121-141. [Details]
Cottrell, P (2012) 'Art Treasures of the United Kingdom and the United States: The George Scharf Papers'. Art Bulletin, 94 (Dec 2012):618-640. [Details]
Philip Cottrell; (2011) ''More like himself than he is in reality: Portraits of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael and Titian.''. Venezia Cinquecento, anno XX (n.39):37-71. [Details]
Cottrell, P., & Mulcahy, R.,; (2007) 'Succeeding Titian: Parrasio Micheli and Venetian Painting at the Court of Philip II'. Burlington Magazine, CXLIX :232-245. [Details]
Philip Cottrell (2005) ''The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections, National Galleries of Scotland, 5 August - 5 December 2004 (exhibition review)''. Renaissance Studies, 19 (3):400-405. Available Online [Details]
P. Cottrell; (2005) ''Vice, Vagrancy & Villa Culture - Bonifacio de' Pitati's Dives and Lazarus in its Venetian Context''. Artibus et Historiae, XXVI (51):131-150. [Details]
P Cottrell; (2004) ''The Art of Noise: The Cries of London and Dublin' (Book Review)'. Eighteenth Century Studies, XXXVII (4):686-689. [Details]
Cottrell, P.,; (2004) 'Unfinished Business: Palma Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto and the Early Career of Bonifacio de' Pitati'. Venezia Cinquecento, XIV, n. 27 :5-34. [Details]
P. Cottrell; (2002) ''The Artistic Parentage of Palma Giovane''. Burlington Magazine, CXLIV :289-291. [Details]
Cottrell, P.; (2000) 'Corporate Colours: Bonifacio and Tintoretto at the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi'. The Art Bulletin, LXXXII :658-678. [Details]
Cottrell, P.; (1998) 'A New Palma Vecchio in the Chapter Hall Museum, Birgu Some Observations on the Domestic Sacra Conversazione in Venice'. Melita Historica, 3 :239-252. [Details]
Cottrell, P.; (1997) 'Bonifacio and the Young Tintoretto'. Inferno, IV :17-36. [Details]
     

Catalogue

Philip Cottrell (2015) Parrasio Micheli (catalogue entry in AKL, the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon). Berlin: Catalogue Available Online [Details]
                     

Newspaper Articles

Philip Cottrell (2014) 'A rounded image of Michelangelo viewed from all angles' (Irish Times book review). Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
                     

Book Reviews

Cottrell, P (2004) The cries of Dublin drawn from the life by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, 1760. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Philip Cottrell's research has primarily focused on sixteenth-century Venetian painting, with particular reference to Bonifacio de'Pitati, Tintoretto and Titian. He has published on such topics as the portraits of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael and Titian, the depiction of vagrancy and disease in Venetian art, the market for Venetian pictures at the court of Philip II in Spain, and the portrayal of Petrarch's allegorical poem I Trionfi in Venetian painting. A monograph on Bonifacio de' Pitati is currently in preparation in collaboration with Peter Humfrey, and he is contributing an essay on Pietro Aretino's relationship with the painters of Venice for the forthcoming Companion to Pietro Aretino anthology to be published by Brill (2017).

He has also written on Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and aspects of art collecting in mid-nineteenth-century Britain and America with particular regard to the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. This relates to a project upon which he is currently engaged in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery, London, involving a database devoted to the sketchbooks of the nineteenth-century connoisseur Sir George Scharf. His essay on Nicholas Stone's monument to John Donne in St Paul's Cathedral, London, and its relationship to transi tomb imagery, also appeared in a recent collection of papers that he co-edited with Wolfgang Marx. Entitled Death, Burial, and the Afterlife, this volume is representative of a Death Studies Research Strand with which he is involved at UCD.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Sir George Scharf's Survey of British Art Collections 1856/ 7: Creating a Digital Database in Collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : In Trust for the Nation: a Conference Devoted to the Art Treasures of Russborough House
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : UCD Foundation award - Dr Philip Cottrell - School of Art History and Cultural Policy
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-16 / 30-APR-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : THE GEORGE SCHARF SKETCHBOOKS: AN ONLINE DIGITAL RESOURCE AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON
Start Date / End Date : 28-JUL-15 / 27-JUL-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Digitizing the George Scharf Archive at the National Portrait Gallery London - Application for Teaching Cover
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Dublin Death Studies 1
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-JAN-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : John Donne Monument Project
Start Date / End Date : 27-OCT-08 / 26-OCT-09

Recent Postgraduates

Audrey Nicholls - title of PhD thesis: 'Temptation and Transgression: Images of Christ and Adulteress, and of Susanna and the Elders, in Renaissance Venice'. Accepted November 2011.

Corinna Ricasoli - title of PhD thesis: 'Non Omnis Moriar: Artists' Funerary Monuments in Baroque Rome'. Accepted April 2014. 

Jessica Fahy - title of M. Litt thesis: 'Catching the Female Gaze: Representations of Male Religious Figures and the Female Viewer in Renaissance Art', Accepted 2015.
 
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Philip Cottrell teaches Art History.
         

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr Wolfgang Marx, School of Music, UCD. Title of project: Dublin Death Studies 1.