Professor Yonan’s latest article published
Professor Michael Yonan, art history, and Alan Templeton Endowed Chair in the History of European Art, 1600–1830 Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century European Art, Decorative Arts, Material Culture has written an article on “Martin van Meytens’s ‘Portrait of Johann Michael von Grosser: The Business of Nobility” which was just published in Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum Stockholm (26:1 (2019 ): 91-98).
Yonan discusses Grosser’s life in the broader context of the relationship between nobility, commerce, and material culture in eighteenth-century Europe. In the ‘Portrait of Johann Michael von Grosser,” Yonan presents the image of a court craftsman but also how objects created social status in a mercantilist economy.
Read the full article here.