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Queen's University

Cathleen HoenigercHoenigerBioPic.jpg

Ph.D. (Princeton)
Ontario Hall room 314

(613) 533-6000 x77346

Biography and research interests: 

Cathleen Hoeniger is a professor of art history at Queen’s University in Canada, where she has taught since receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989. Her earlier graduate studies in the history of science and medicine continue to be reflected in her preference for interdisciplinary themes involving Italian Renaissance art and the sciences, including the modern scientific study of works of art and the history and theory of restoration. Most of her recent publications investigate the reception history of Italian paintings, considered both from the perspective of written accounts, and as regards the historical vicissitudes of the paintings as material objects. Her two books, both published by Cambridge University Press, concern: the early renovations carried out on Tuscan paintings from about 1250 to 1500 for reasons of religion and taste (1995); and, most recently, a detailed exploration of the historical trajectory of many of Raphael’s paintings in The Afterlife of Raphael’s Paintings (2011). She is presently embarking on new research concerning the dispersal of Italian Renaissance art during the Napoleonic Era. She has been invited to lecture at the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Recent Publications

Thumbnail Image of "The Afterlife of Raphael’s Paintings", (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
“The Illuminated Tacuinum sanitatis Manuscripts from Northern Italy c. 1380-1400: Sources, Patrons, and the Creation of a New Pictorial Genre,” a chapter in  Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550, AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art, eds. J. Givens, K. Reeds, and A. Touwaite (Ashgate Publishers, 2006), pp. 51-81.
The Art Requisitions by the French under Napoléon and the Detachment of Frescoes in Rome, with an Emphasis on Raphael”, in: La restauration des oeuvres d’art en Europe entre 1789 et 1815: pratiques, transferts, enjeux, ed. Noémie Étienne, published in the journal:  CeROArt—Conservation, exposition, restauration d’objets d’arts (revue électronique/ on-line journal), 8 (2012), [published 10 April 2012]
"The Renovation of Paintings in Tuscany, 1250‑1500" (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Courses Taught

ARTH 213 Renaissance Art and Architecture
ARTH 312 Quattrocento Painting
ARTH 401 Studies in Iconography: Pagan Themes in the Renaissance
ARTH 840 Raphael

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000