This project has been designed around the concept of a ‘network’, with the links between each page indicating some form of relationship between them. The image above shows how each of the pages interlink. As you can see, there are numerous pathways through the network, and you may wish to try different starting points.
Click on the images below to begin exploring the BSR Network, and uncover the meaning of these relationships.
Meet the Rome Scholars
Meet Winifred Knights
Winifred Knights (1899-1947) was the first woman to be awarded the Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting in 1920,. She is best known for her works The Deluge and Marriage at Cana.
Meet Sir Walter Thomas Monnington
Walter Thomas Monnington (1902-1976) won the Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting in 1922. His artworks include Allegory and a significant number of mural paintings in public buildings, notably the Bank of England and Bristol Council House.
Meet Alfred Frank Hardiman
Alfred Hardiman (1891-1949) won the Rome Scholarship in Sculpture in 1920. His sculpture Peace now stands in St James’s Garden, Piccadilly, London.
Meet Frederick Orchard Lawrence
Frederick Orchard Lawrence (c.1893-1971) was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Architecture in 1920. His training in Rome qualified him to join the architectural firm Bradshaw, Gass & Hope, and later Edmund Kirby & Sons, before he opened his own practice.
Meet Colin Gill
Colin Gill (1892-1940) was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting in 1913, though he had to postpone his fellowships because of the War. He is known for his painting Allegro (1921) which he completed in Rome.
Meet Job Nixon
Job Nixon (1891-1938) won the Rome Scholarship in Engraving in 1920. His works include a series of engravings depicting Italian and French scenes, and vibrant watercolours which he exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society.
Meet John R. Skeaping
John Skeaping (1901-1980) was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Sculpture in 1924. He went on to become one of the most admired twentieth-century British sculptors. He left his mark on the BSR by creating reliefs for the School’s fountain, which remain in situ .
Meet Amyas D. Connell
Amyas D. Connell (1901-1980) was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Architecture in 1926. While at the BSR, Connell designed a restoration project for the Tiberius Villa on Capri. He became one of the most celebrated architects of the twentieth century.
Meet Lilian Whitehead
Lilian Whitehead (1894-1959) became the first woman to win the prestigious Rome Scholarship in Engraving in 1921. She was a prolific and at one point, much-exhibited artist.
Meet Stephen Rowland Pierce
Stephen Rowland Pierce (1896-1966) was the Rome Scholar in Architecture for 1921. Having completed his training, he designed several significant public buildings in the UK.
Visit the places the Rome Scholars visited
Experience the Borghese Gardens
The Borghese gardens, known now as the Villa Borghese, are an historic garden, converted from a vineyard in the seventeenth century by Scipione Borghese, and redesigned in the nineteenth century as a landscape garden.
See Anticoli Corrado
Anticoli Corrado, a picturesque hilltop village in Lazio, was well know by artists at the time for its splendid views, and for being the home of the life models who worked in, and visited Rome.
Visit the British School at Rome
The building of the BSR is itself a testament to the architectural tradition it hoped to reinforce. Finished in 1916, it boasts impressive Corinthian-style columns and a portico.
Step into the British School at Rome’s Library
With shelves of books, often acquired at the suggestion of the scholars, the library of the BSR was and remains, an important resource for all of the award-holders.
See the objects the the Rome Scholars left in the archives and uncover their meaning
Explore the Sir Walter Thomas Monnington Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Alfred Hardiman Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Winifred Knights Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the John Skeaping Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Job Nixon Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Frederick Lawrence Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Lilian Whitehead Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Amyas Connell Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Explore the Colin Gill Collection in the British School at Rome’s Fine Arts Archive
Learn more about the contexts within which these artists operated
Meet Eugénie Sellers Strong
Eugénie Sellers Strong (1860-1943) was an art historian, archaeologist and scholar of Roman and Baroque art. She was Librarian and later Assistant Director of the BSR from 1909 to 1925. She worked with the BSR’s Director Thomas Ashby.
Learn more about sculpture at the British School at Rome, 1913-1930
Learn more about mural painting at the British School at Rome, 1913-1930
Learn more about engraving at the British School at Rome, 1913-1930
Learn more about architecture at the British School at Rome, 1913-1930
Learn more about photography at the British School at Rome, 1913-1930
See also here for a contextual overview of the British School at Rome at this time.
For further reading on the history of the British School at Rome, see here.
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