Dr Samuel Raybone

Dr Samuel Raybone

Lecturer in Art History

School of Art

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I am a historian of art and visual cultures, specialising in nineteenth-century France (especially Impressionism); ephemera as documents of everyday life; and the history of photography. I take an interest in critical theory, most recently Walter Benjamin's writings on modern historicity, temporality, and aesthetics.

My forthcoming book, Gustave Caillebotte as Worker, Collector, Painter re-interprets the career of this once-forgotten painter by foregrounding his compulsions to work and to collect. My present research examines ephemera—transient, everyday items like postage stamps, paper money, restaurant menus, and lapel flowers—in late nineteenth-century Europe.

I teach broadly on European art and visual culture in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; photography from 1839 to the contemporary; critical theory and research methodologies; and art historiography.



Raybone, S 2018, 'Gustave Caillebotte’s Interiors: Working Between Leisure and Labor' nonsite.org, no. 26.
Raybone, S 2017, ''A millionaire who paints in his spare time'. The social history of art and the multiple rediscoveries of Gustave Caillebotte' H-France Salon, vol. 9, no. 14, pp. 12-15.
Raybone, S 2017, Post-Impressionists: Masterworks. Flame Tree.
Raybone, S 2017, 'Review of Gustave Caillebotte. Painting the Paris of Naturalism, 1872-1887 by Michael Marrinan' Burlington Magazine, vol. 159, no. 1374, pp. 732-733.
Raybone, S 2016, 'Later Realism's Fifteen Minutes. Review of Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time by Marnin Young' Art History, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 166-170. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12221
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