Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Kerry Bristol

Senior Lecturer

0113 34 35280

Fine Art Building, Room 3.03

BFA Manitoba, MA Toronto, PhD London

Architecture, 18th-c., Grand Tour and Greek Revival.

Research Interests

My research interests encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British and Irish architecture and sculpture between c.1600 and c.1840. My special interests are British and European Neo-Classicism, patronage and the rise of the architectural profession, women as patrons and consumers in the long eighteenth century, and country house culture between the Elizabethan era and the present day (including their role as museums in the twenty-first century). I am currently researching and writing a book on everyday life in the eighteenth century at Nostell Priory and researching a study of public sculpture in Leeds and the West Riding.


My teaching areas encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British architecture, the Grand Tour, and country house culture and collections.


Journal articles

  • Bristol KAC (2016) “A Tale of Two Sales: Sir Rowland Winn and No.11 St James’s Square, London, 1766-1787”, History of Retailing and Consumption. 2.1: 9-24.
    DOI: 10.1080/2373518X.2016.1143601, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/93175/

  • Bristol KAC (2010) “'Private act or public commemoration? The Yorke family and the eighteenth-century church monument' in One thousand Years of English Church Monuments ed Sally Badham”, Ecclesiology Today. December 2010.Issue 43

  • Bristol K (2009) “Review of Robert Ward, "The Man Who Buried Nelson. The Surprising Life of Robert Myne"”, Newsletter of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. 2009, page 17

  • Bristol K (2009) “Review of Matthew Craske, "The Silent Rhetoric of the Body. A History of Monumental Sculpture and Commemorative Art in England, 1720-1770”, Journal of British Studies. Vol 48, No 2 (April 2009) pp500-501

  • Bristol K (2008) “Review of Annabel Ricketts, "The English Country House Chapel. Building a Protestant Tradition"”, Church Monuments. 23, 2008

  • Bristol KAC (2003) “'James 'Athenian' Stuart and the London Building Trades'”, Georgian Group Journal. XIII: 1-11.

  • Bristol KAC (2001) “A Newly-Discovered Drawing by James Stuart”, Architectural History Board E (eds.). 44: 39-44.

  • Bristol KAC (2001) “22 Portman Square. Mrs. Montagu and her Palais de la vieillesse”, The British Art Journal. II.3: 72-85.

  • Bristol KAC (2000) “The Painted Rooms of "Athenian Stuart"”, Georgian Group Journal. X: 164-174.


  • Bristol KAC (2017) “Between the Exotic and the Everyday: Sabine Winn at home 1765-1798”, In: Ilmakunnas J; Stobart J (eds.) A Taste for Luxury in Early Modern Europe Display, Acquisition and Boundaries. 2017: Bloomsbury Publishing. 161-178

  • Bristol KAC (2015) “Exhibiting with the 'Also Rans'?: The Morlands and London Exhibitions 1760-1804”, In: Grindle N (eds.) George Morland: Art, Traffic and Society in Late Eighteenth Century England. Leeds: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds. 48-59

  • Bristol KAC (2006) “The Social World of James 'Athenian' Stuart”, In: Soros SW (eds.) James 'Athenian' Stuart: The Rediscovery of Antiquity. Yale University Press/Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. 146-192

  • Bristol KAC (2006) “James Stuart, The Admiralty, and the Royal Hospital for Seaman at Greenwich 1758-1788”, In: Soros SW (eds.) James 'Athenian' Stuart: The Rediscovery of Antiquity. Yale University Press for The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. 355-383

  • Bristol KAC (2004) “William Weddell - a biographical note”, In: Miller C (eds.) Drawing from the Past. William Weddell and the Transformation of Newby Hall. Leeds Museums and Galleries (City Art Gallery) in association with the West Yorkshire Archive Service. 13-23

  • Bristol KAC (2000) “Rathfarnham Castle and its Place in the Architectural Oeuvre of James "Athenian" Stuart: A Question of Patronage.”, In: McCarthy M (eds.) Lord Charlemont and his Circle. Four Courts Press, Dublin. 113-123

Internet publications

  • Bristol K (2009) James "Athenian" Stuart and London Club Culture 1755-1788. William Shipley Group for Studies in RSA History.

External Appointments

External Examiner, MA in the Country House in Art, History and Literature, University of Leicester

External Examiner, Diploma in Academic Research Methods, UCLQatar

Member of Executive Committee, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

I am willing to supervise PhDs on the following topics:

Country houses, British architecture and sculpture of the long eighteenth century (including church monuments), museum studies.

Current PGRs

Mariam Al-Mulla: ‘The History and Heritage of Museums in Qatar’

Yi-Shan Lu: ‘A Comprehensive Analysis of the Use of Digital Technology for Museum Collections in Taiwan and England’



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