CV and Publications

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Dr Brigitte Corley took a BA in the History of Art at London University and, having specialised in Northern European art and especially in German late medieval painting, she gained a doctorate with her thesis 'Conrad von Soest; his altarpieces, his workshop and his place in European Art' at the Courtauld Institute and Birkbeck College, both University of London (1991). She lectures and writes widely on the arts, particularly on the art of the Northern Early and High Renaissance.

Dr. Corley is a member of the Association of Art Historians and served as a member of its Executive Committee 1991-1997. She is also a member of the American 'Historians of Netherlandish Art', the International Association of Art Critics, and the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker. She is a Fellow both of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

She has presented papers at international conferences in Gt. Britain, Germany, the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands. Her numerous publications include the monograph Conrad von Soest, Painter among Merchant Princes (London, 1996; German edition Berlin, 2000) and the survey volume Painting and Patronage in Cologne, 1300-1500 (London, 2000; German edition, Kiel, 2009). She is now working on a study of painting in Hamburg in the workshops of Master Bertram and Master Francke.

Publications include

'Lichfield House; 'Athenian' Stuart' (London 1984).

'Conrad von Soest, ein bedeutender Dortmunder Maler'. Vergessene Zeiten; Mittelalter im Ruhrgebiet (exh. cat. 2 vols), II, pp. 256-260 (Essen, 1990).

'Conrad von Soest and his Place in European Art', Künstlerischer Austausch; Akten des XXVIII. Internationalen Kongresses fir Kunstgeschichte (3 vols), 11, pp. 109-126 (Berlin, 1992).

'The Influence of Franco-Flemish Manuscript Illumination on German Painting around 1400', Flanders in a European Perspective; Manuscript Illumination around 1400 in Flanders and Abroad, pp. 128-140 (Leuven, 1995).

Review of the exhibition and catalogue: 'Stefan Lochner, Meister zu Köln; Herkunft-Werke-Wirkung; Cologne Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 3 December 1993 - 13 March 1994', Kunstchronik 11, pp. 696-711 (Munich, 1994).

Essays for the Macmillan Dictionary of Art on: 'Conrad von Soest', 'The Master of St. Veronica'. 'The Berswordt Master', 'The Master of the Golden Panel from Lüneburg', 'The Master of the Legend of St. George', 'Wilhelm of Cologne', 'Stefan Lochner', 'Friedrich Pacher', and 'Michael Pacher' (London, 1996).

Monograph: Conrad von Soest, Painter among Merchant Princes (London, 1996).

'A Possible Provenance for Stefan Lochner?', Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 59, no. 1, pp. 78-96 (Munich, 1996).

'A Nineteenth Century Photograph and the Reconstruction of the Dortmund Altarpiece', Visual Resources; An International Journal of Documentation 34, X111, pp. 169-188 (Hanover, USA, 1997).

'A Possible Provenance for Stefan Lochner?', Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch 58, pp. 173-184 (Cologne, 1998).

Conrad von Soest; Maler unter fürstlichen Kaufherren (Berlin, 2000).

Painting and Patronage in Cologne 1300-1500 (Turnhout, 2000).

'Conrad von Soest', 'Master Bertram' and 'Master Francke' in: Medieval Germany. An Encyclopedia, p. 53, pp. 146-148, p. 232 (Austin, Texas, USA, 2001).

'Historical Links and Artistic Reflections; England and Northern Germany in the Late Middle Ages', in: England and the Continent in the Middle Ages: Studies in Memory of Andrew Martindale, Harlaxton Medieval Studies VIII, pp. 175-189 (Stamford, 2000).

'Bartholomäus Bruyn the Younger: Portrait of a Gentleman and Portrait of a Lady', in: The Val A. Browning Collection, pp. 22-39, The Utah Museum of Fine Art, University of Utah, (Salt Lake City, 2001).

 'Zum Berswordt-Meister', Kunstchronik 5, pp. 243-244 (Munich, 2001).

'Misplaced "Genius"', review of the exhibition and two catalogues: 'Genie ohne Namen - der Meister des Bartholomäus-Altars', and 'Das Stundenbuch der Sophia van Bylant'; Cologne Wallraf-Richartz-Museum,   20 May - 20 August 2000, Kunstchronik 2, pp. 49-59 (Munich, 2002).

Review: 'Ewald M. Vetter, with Dorit Schäfer and Renate Kühnen: Der Ortenberger Altar', Speculum, Medieval Academy of America, pp. 277-279 (Cambridge, MA, January 2003).

'Conrad von Soest, der Maler des Wildunger Altars', Paper presented at the Conrad von Soest conference at Wildungen. Mein Waldeck, Nos 21 and 22, Waldeckische Landeszeitung, 2003.

'Re-inventing the Berswordt Master' (review of the volumes 'Der Bielefelder Marienaltar - Das Retabel der Neustädter Marienkirche' (Bielefeld, 2001) and 'Der Berswordt Meister und die Dortmunder Malerei um 1400 - Stadtkultur im Mittelalter' (Bielefeld, 2002), Kunstchronik 1, pp. 36-44 (Munich, 2004).

'Conrad von Soest und die Hanse; ein Beitrag zur Frage der Nachfolge', Malerei und Skulptur des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit in Norddeutschland; künstlerischer Austausch im Kulturraum zwischen Nordsee und Balitkum, pp. 115-124, (Berlin, 2004).

'Einige Bemerkungen zu Conrad von Soest und seiner Werkstatt', Conrad von Soest. Neue Forschungen über den Maler und die Kulturgeschichte der Zeit um 1400, ed. Brigitte Buberl, pp.60-83, (Bielefeld, 2004).

Review: 'Julien Chapuis, Stefan Lochner: Image Making in Fifteenth-Century Cologne', Apollo,  August 2004, pp. 77-78 (London 2004).

'Die Werkstatt des Meisters des Göttinger Jacobi-Altars und die westfälsche Malerei', Das Hochaltarretabel der St. Jacobi-Kirche in Göttingen,  ed. Bernd Carqué and Hedwig Röckelein,  pp.445-474 (Göttingen, 2005).

Review: 'Julien Chapuis, Stefan Lochner: Image Making in Fifteenth-Century Cologne', Kunstchronik 2, pp. 109-112  (Munich 2005).

Maler und Stifter des Spätmittelalters in Köln 1300-1500 (Kiel, 2009).

“Conrad von Soest (c. 1360 - 1422)”, “Steffan Lochner (1410 - 1451) / Dombild Master (fl. 1439 - after 1454)”, “Master Francke (fl. 1415 - c. 1429)” , “Master Bertram (c. 1340 - 1415)”, in: Routledge Medieval Encyclopedia Online, 2018- .