Gourlay Lecture on Engraver/Entrepreneur John Boydell

Alexander Gourlay (Professor, Literary Arts & Studies) presented “Two Lost Leaves from John Boydell’s Account Book: An Old Hand and a New Man” at the John Carter Brown Library on November 1. Gourlay discussed how leaves from a 1752 account book kept by the engraver/entrepreneur John Boydell in the infancy of his copperplate publishing and marketing empire reveal how he began to revolutionize the production, consumption and reception of visual art in Great Britain.

Alexander Gourlay, Department of Literary Arts and Studies, John Carter Brown Library