- Lead Curator, Western Prints and Drawings
- Prints and drawings
Felicity Myrone is an art historian and curator with a particular interest in 17th-19th-century works on paper, their collecting histories, and the historical relationships between the image collections at the British Library and British Museum.
She worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the British Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings before joining the British Library as Curator of Topography in 2006. In 2015 she became Lead Curator, Western Prints and Drawings, with sole responsibility for prints and drawings in the printed books, maps and manuscripts collections.
She led an externally funded team cataloguing and digitising George III’s maps and views, the King’s Topographical Collection, and managed a related research project, Transforming Topography. One outcome of the latter is the British Library webspace, Picturing Places. Other projects include ongoing cataloguing of prints and drawings, and incorporation of Mark McDonald’s catalogue of Cassiano dal Pozzo’s print collection and the BL satires described by Stephens and George.
- 'No Mercenary Views'? Constable’s English Landscape’, Tate Papers, no.33, (2020)
- 'Response to Alexandra Harris', Landscape Now, British Art Studies, Issue 10, Autumn (2018)
- ‘British topography: ‘Our real national art form?’, Picturing Places, British Library (2017)
- ‘Looking at topographical images’, Picturing Places, British Library (2017)
- ‘Prints and drawings at the British Museum and British Library’, Picturing Places, British Library (2017)
- ‘Putting topography in its place’, Picturing Places, British Library (2017)
- ‘What is K.Top?’, Picturing Places, British Library (2017)
- ‘Peter van Lerberghe: Artist, printmaker and ‘capital’ collector’, British Art Journal, 15 (Spring 2015)
- ‘J. M.W. Turner and his World: John Platt (1842-1902), a Late Victorian Extra-illustrator, and his Collection’, Electronic British Library Journal, Article 8 (2009)
- ‘The Monarch of the Plain': Paul Sandby and Topography’, in Paul Sandby (1731-1809): Picturing Britain, ed. by John Bonehill and Stephen Daniels(London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2009), pp. 56-64
- ‘A Print by Francis Hayman Rediscovered’, Print Quarterly, 24 (December 2007), 426-428
- ‘Introductions to Constable's English Landscape’, Print Quarterly, 24 (September 2007), 273-77
Kings Topographical Collection
This project catalogued and digitised George III’s collection of around 40,000 maps and views.