Additional resources

Podcasts of GIS talks

Cycle of talks : Cultural Transfers in European, Colonial and Global Contexts (1650-1850): the Circulation of Models of Sociability.

 

  • Susanne SCHMID (Lecturer in English Literature and Culture, Berlin Free University) : "'We dined upon the very edge of the crater': British Women Travellers in Italy, Sociability and Cultural Transfer".
    Maison de la Recherche, Paris, 13 April 2019: 

    https://ubotube.univ-brest.fr/videostream/video/conf-gis-schmid/

  • Mrinalini SINHA (Professor in History, University of Michigan, USA) : "Undoing Imperial Sociability: The Indianization of an Imperial Institution and the Limits of Cultural Transfers".
    Maison de la Recherche, Paris7 December 2018:
      https://ubotube.univ-brest.fr/videostream/video/conf/
  • Bertrand VAN RUYMBEKE (Professor in American civilization, Université Paris 8 / IUF) : "L'Amérique au concours. Les Académies en France et le Nouveau Monde au XVIIIe siècle".
    Musée Cognacq-Jay, 5 April 2019:
    https://ubotube.univ-brest.fr/videostream/video/b/
  • Stéphane VAN DAMME (Professor in Modern History, European University Institute, Florence, Italie) : "Globaliser la culture antiquaire française : Paul Lucas, marchand, espion et collectionneur au seuil des Lumières".
    Musée Cognacq-Jay, 17 May 2019: 
    https://ubotube.univ-brest.fr/videostream/video/s/
 

 

 

 

Video clips

Created by the audiovisual service of the UBO (the DUN), these video clips contrast eighteenth-century objects and practices of sociability with today’s practices. Reflecting on eighteenth-century sociable practices should also make us think of how and why we use these forms of sociability today and what values we attached to these objects and practices.

Iconographic sources

 

 

Pictures in the Anthology

 

XVIIth century

                           Pictures in the  Encyclopaedia
           
 Robert_Burton's_Anatomy_of_Melancholy,_1626,_2nd_edition.jpg

  

Frontispiece of Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, third edition (1628)

    Robert_Burton's_Anatomy_of_Melancholy,_1626,_2nd_edition.jpg
           
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Frontispiece of 1647 edition of Thomas Hobbes, Philosophicall Rudiments Concerning Government and Society.

     
           
 

 

Frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan (1651).

    Leviathan
           
nell gwyn_0.jpg

 

Antoine Masson, Nell Gwyn and her two sons (c.1677-80).

     
           
   

Sir Godfrey Kneller, James II (1684).

    James
           
   

Jan van Cleve, Portrait of Henry Oldenburg (1688)

    oldenburgh
           
   

Robert Hooke, The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields (c. 1700)

    Bethlem
           

 

 

XVIIIth century

     
Kit Kat Club by Hogarth

 

William Hogarth, The Kit Kat Club (n.d.). Toasting glasses  (1703), (1703), (b. 1719).

     
           
London Spy

 

Frontispiece of The fourth part of Vulgus Britannicus (1710).

     
           
   

‘The Coffeehous Mob’ , frontispiece to The Fourth Part of Vulgus Britannicus (c. 1710)

    Coffee
           
tea1

 

Anon., A satire of women's social discourse in the Queen Anne period showing six women taking tea in a parlor. Circa 1710.

     
           
   

The first issue of The Spectator (1711).

    spectator 1711
           
spectator1

 

Frontispiece of The Spectator Volume the First (London: J & R Tonson & S Draper, 1747),  no. 10 (12 March 1711), no. 11 (13 March 1711), no. 49 (26 April  1711), no. 68 (18 May 1711), no. 69 (19 May 1711), no. 454 (11 August 11 1712),  no. 383 (20 May 1712), no. 433. Also in 1788 edition.

    spectator
           
shaftesbury 1711

 

Frontispiece from Anthony Ashley Cooper, Characteristicks, of men, manners, opinions, times, &c. In three volumes.  (1711).

     
           
   

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Joseph Addison (c. 1712).

    Addison
           
Trivia 1716  

Frontispiece to the second edition of John Gay, Trivia: Or the Art of Walking the Streets (1716).

   
           
   

Toastmaster's glass containing a small silver coin (c. 1725).

    toasting-glass
           
Gentleman's_Magazine_Volume_One,_Number_One_1.jpg

 

Frontispiece of The Gentleman's Magazineno. 58 (11 February 1731), no. 155 (25 September 1731), II, n°18 (June 1732).

     
           
Bethlem-William_Hogarth_1732-35_0.jpg

 

William Hogarth,   A Rake's Progress series(1697–1764), "In The Madhouse" (c. 1732-1735).

     
           
Hogarth

 

William Hogarth, Midnight Modern Conversation (1733).

     
           
   

George Bickham, The Moorfields congregation with George Whitefield (1739). 

    Methodism
           
Hogarth Characters and Caricaturas (1743)

 

William Hogarth, Characters and Caricaturas (1743).

     
           
Highmore

 

Joseph Highmore, Conversation piece (c. 1744).

     
           
harlowe family

 

Joseph Highmore, The Harlowe Family, from Samuel Richardson's "Clarissa" (btw. 1745 and 1747).

     
           
   

Joseph Highmore, Samuel Richardson (c. 1747).

    Richardson
           
   

Jan Huber, Voltaire on the theatre scene (1750-1775).

    Voltaire
           
Ranelagh

 

John Bowles, Ranelagh Rotunda (1751).

     
           
Vauxhall

 

Samuel Wale, A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens (1751).

     
           
J_Bowles's_view_of_St_James's_Square_0.jpg

 

John Bowles, St. James's Square, London (circa 1752).

     
           
Game players

 

Pierre-Louis Dumesnil, Interior with Card Players (1752).

     
           
   

Thomas Bowles, The Rotunda at Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea (1754).

    Ranelagh
           
   

Wooden and carved doll in an 18th century costume (1755-1760).

    dress
           
   

Anon., The Scheming Triumvirate (1760).

    cant
           
   

Louis Carrogis Carmontelle, Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1760).

    Du Deffand
           
   

William Hoare, Richard ('Beau') Nash (c. 1761)

    Beau Nash
           
Tailpiece, or The Bathos - The Metropolitan Museum of Art_0_0.jpg

 

William Hogarth, Tailpiece, or The Bathos (3 March 1764).

     
           
Roxana in her Turkish habit (1765)

 

Frontispiece "Roxana in her Turkish habit", The Life and adventures of Roxana (1765).

     
           
   

Anon., The Tea-Table (1766).

    tea-table
           
    Richard Samuel, Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo (1778).     Montagu
           
Chesterfield Wit a-la-mode

 

Frontispiece of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Wit a-la-mode (1778). See 139 (10 January 1765) and  161 (26 August 1766).

     
           
Frenchman in London (1770)

 

Charles White, The Frenchman in London (1770).

     
           
Sandby Wild

 

Paul Sandby, Jonathan Wild (c. 1770).

     
           
   

Joseph Nickolls, St James's Park and The Mall (1771).

    Saint James
           
Academicians  

Johna Joseph Zoffany, The Academicians of the Royal Academy (1771-72).

     
           
Repas des philosophes

 

Jean Huber, Le repas des philosophes (1772-73).

     
           
New Bath Guide

 

Frontispiece of The New Bath Guide (1776).

     
           
Gilray Politeness

 

James Gilray, Politeness (1779).

     
           
walpole's nieces at strawberry by joshua_reynolds_1781

 

Joshua Reynolds, Walpole's nieces at Strawberry Hill (1781).

     
           
   

Thomas Rowlandson, [A posting inn] (1781).

    inns
           
   

 Charles Loraine Smith, A Sunday concert (1782).

    Musical evenings
           
   

Thomas Rowlandson, Vauxhall Gardens (c. 1784).

    Vauxhall
           
Conversation

 

Anon., A D[evonshir]e rout or Reynard in his element (1784).

     
           
   

Joshua Reynolds,  Portrait of James Boswell of Auchinleck (1785).

    Boswell
           
Two friends

 

Anon., “The Two Friends” (1786).

     
           

Boswell

 

Thomas Rowlandson, Tea (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First) (1786).

     
           
   

Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (1787)

    Georgiana
           
   

Pietro Antonio Martini, Le Salon de 1787 au Louvre (1787).

    Salon du Louvre
           
rowlandson hypochondria.png

 

Thomas Rowlandson, The Hypochondriac (1788).

     
           
   

Mounted fan-leaf, with a plan of the King's Theatre (1788).

    Fan
           

Isaac Cruikshank Les Sacrifices forcés (1789)_1.jpg

 

Isaac Cruikshank, Les sacrifices forcés (1789).

     
           
   

James Gillray, A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society (1791).

    Taverns
           

Ecclesiastic opinions concerning the Devil!! (1791)

 

Anon., Ecclesiastic opinions concerning the Devil!! (1791).

     
           
   

James Gillray, Anti-saccharites, -or- John Bull and his family leaving off the use of sugar (1792).

    sugar
           
Promenade in St. James's Park (London, 1793)

 

Anon., Promenade in St. James's Park (London, 1793).

     
           
Wedding Smollett

 

Thomas Rowlandson, The Wedding of Lismahago and Tabitha (1793).

     
           
Connoisseur 1793

 

Frontispiece of The Connoisseur. By Mr. Town, Critic and Censor-general (1793).

     
           
Smoking Club Gilray

 

James Gillray, Smoking club (1793).

     
           
   

Henry Bone, Joseph Farington (1794).

    Farington
           
gilray 1795

 

James Gillray, Copenhagen house (1795) and trial.

     
           
   

Isaac Cruikshank, Debating Society (1795).

    Debating
           
Locked Jaw

 

Anon., A lock'd jaw for John Bull (1795).

     
           
Gilray politesse

 

James Gilray, High-change in Bond Street,-ou -la politesse du grande monde (1796).

     
           
Drunken Lovers by Thomas Rowlandson (1798)

 

Thomas Rowlandson, Drunken Lovers (1798).

     
           
Cruikshank English improvement on French nation (Huntingdon Library)

 

Isaac Cruikshank, English improvement on French nation (1799).

     
           
Gilray 1795

 

James Gillray, "A little music - or - the delights of harmony" (n.d.). See Musical evenings 1, 2, 3, 4.

     
           

 

 

XIXth century

     
           
   

James Gillray, Anacreontick's in full song (1801).

    conviviality
           
   

S.T. Coleridge, Sketch map & notes of the Lake District from Notebook (Vol II)(1802).

    Coleridge
           
   

James Northcote, William Godwin (1802).

    Gowdwin
           
L-Assemblee-Nationale-Gillray_1.jpeg

 

James Gillray, L'Assemblée Nationale (1804).

     
           
   

C. Lamb after G. M. Woodward, ‘A Sudden Thought’ (1804).

    Coffee
           
Benjamin West  

Benjamin West, Diploma of the Highland Society of London (1805).

     
           
   

Thomas Rowlandson, Miseries of London (1807).

    Rowlandson streets
           
   

Thomas Rowlandson, The Exhibition Room at Somerset House (1808).

    Royal Academy
           
Air Loom (1810)

 

James Tilly Matthews's 'Air Loom'  (1810).

     
           
   

Thomas Rowlandson, 'John Bull at the Italian Opera' (1811) (1).

 

 

bull 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Rowlandson, 'John Bull at the Italian Opera' (1811) (2).

    bull 2
           
Rowlandson and Bluestockings (1815)

 

Thomas Rowlandson, Breaking Up of the Blue Stocking Club (1815): Montagu and More.

     
           
   

Robert Wilkinson, Proscenium of the English Opera House in the Strand (1817).

    opera House
           
Tailors

 

Anon., "Nine Tailors making a man!-or foreign habits for a native prince!" (1819).

     
           
   

C. Williams, Equipt for a Northern Visit (1822).

    Scottish clans
           

Inn Rowlandson 1822

 

Thomas Rowlandson, White Lion Inn, Ponder's End, Middlesex (1822).

     
           
   

Henry William Pickersgill, Hannah More (1822).

    hannah more
           
   

Edward Villiers Rippingille, The Travellers' Breakfast (1824) - Dorothy (1798 and 1800).

    Wordsworth
           
   

Couché fils, Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1826).

    Riccoboni
           
   

Henry Adlard, Mary Berry; Agnes Berry (c. 1830-1860)

    Berrys
           
White Conduit House Islington

 

Edward Henry Dixon, Old White Conduit House (1831).

     
           
   

George Richmond, William Wilberforce (1833).

    Wilberforce
           
   

John Burnet, Fictitious portrait of Robert Burns (c. 1838).

    Clubs
           
Renwick  

Anon. The Execution of James Renwick (1843).

     
           
   

D. George Thompson, A literary party at Sir Joshua Reynolds's (1851).

    Johnson
           
charles ii

 

Anon., "Charles II. introducing Lady Castlemaine at Court". Illustration from John Cassell's Illustrated History of England (W Kent, 1857/1858).

     
           
Christmas tree

 

Anon. A Christmas Tree at St Luke’s Asylum, London (1861).

     
           

inns

 

Anon., Old inns in Southwark (1878).

     
           

 

 

Otto von Corvin and Wilhelm Held, Weltgeschichte Fur Das Volk (Verlag und Druck von Otto Spamer, 1880).

     
           
Royal Society, Crane Court, off Fleet Street, London: a meeting in progress, with Isaac Newton in the chair, 1883

 

J. Quartley., Royal Society, Crane Court, off Fleet Street, London: a meeting in progress, with Isaac Newton in the chair (1883).

     
           
Beau Nash

 

Anon.,  Beau Brummell (1886).

     
           
   

Anon. A double-decked meeting house (1891).

    Wesley
           
Johnson

 

Eyre Crowe, Doctor Johnson Receiving Boswell in the Library  (1899).

     
           

 

 

Undated

     
           
   

John Smith, Three Arcadians (n.d., c. 1683-1729).

    Literary Academies
           
Walpole Deffand

 

Jean-François de Troy, Lecture dans un salon, dit La Lecture de Molière (n.d.).

     
           
fréron

 

Jean-Louis Baptiste Oudry, Le Singe et le léopard (n.d.).

     
           
   

Laurent Guyot, Jardin anglais de Mr le Comte de M. (n.d.)

    Horace Walpole
           
Edinburgh

 

John Kay, Parliament Close and Public Characters of Edinburgh 50 years since (n.d.).

     
           
Walpole Deffand

 

N. Lafrensen, L'Assemblée au Salon (n.d.).

     
           
French fashion

 

Sabatier and Durin, The Gallery of French Fashions and Costumes (n.d.).

     
           
Voltaire et Du Châtelet

 

Anon., Voltaire et Emilie du Châtelet (n.d.).