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Isabelle Kent

Isabelle Kent

Supervised by Dr Alex Marr and Dr Donal Cooper

Trinity College

Religious art and practice in early modern Spain


Research Interests

My research centres around early modern Spain with a particular focus on religious art and practice in 17th-century Seville.

Other research interests include, the mythological works on Diego Velázquez as they relate to ingenuity, imitation and invention; the influence of Titian in 17th-century Spanish art; and the reception and collecting of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in 18th- and 19th-century Britain and Ireland.

Key Publications

I. Kent (ed.), Collecting Murillo in Britain and Ireland, Madrid, 2020. (forthcoming)

I. Kent, ‘The curious case of General Meade (1775-1849): His collection in Madrid and its dispersal’ in Collecting Murillo, Madrid, 2020, pp. 132-57. (forthcoming)

I. Kent, ‘Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel Visions at Museo Nacional del Prado; and Rembrandt-Velázquez: Dutch and Spanish Masters at Rijksmuseum’, The Burlington Magazine, 162 (Jan 2020): pp. 62-64.