Robert Tittler

Robert Tittler is ‘Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History’ at Montreal’s Concordia University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. An historian of Early Modern England,  he works at placing the art and architecture of that era in its social, political,  and economic context. His books and articles explore such subjects as the emergence of a public for portraiture, the political  significance of civic buildings and of civic portraits, and the social and economic aspects of the painters’ occupation. He is particularly interested in painters and painting in provincial England. His Early Modern British Painters data base includes some 2,800 biographical entries.

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