Annika Blake-Howland '15
Annika presented her research paper to the Visual Culture Consortium, Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium, in 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her paper, "Isabella's Concert: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Johannes Vermeer's Reputation in the Nineteeth Century," was originally written for Art 347: Art of the Gardner under the direction of Chair of the Department of Art and Music and Professor of Art History Margaret Hanni.
Her paper discusses Isabella Stewart Gardner and her reasons for the acquisition of Johannes Vermeer's The Concert in 1892, one of her earliest collecting triumphs. Read the abstract below and check out her presentation!