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Samuel Raybone

Associate Lecturer

Thesis: Working as Caillebotte: Collecting, Ideology, and the Body in the French Third Republic

Supervised by Satish Padiyar

After the disastrous dissolution of the French Second Empire in 1870-1871 French politics and culture experienced an acute and profound loss of faith in the meanings promoted by Bonapartist ideology since 1848. This thesis examines how representations of the working man’s body in the art of Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), and in the early French Third Republic more broadly, functioned as a site of contestation for various ideological visions of and for the French nation and state, and how these representations engaged with various articulations of gender, class, sexuality, and nationality identities.


PhD, History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2013-2016 (expected).

MA, History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Distinction, 2012-2013.

BA (Hons.), History, Durham University, First Class Honours, 2009-2012.


Associate lecturer, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2016-2017.
BA2 The Female Body in French Art from Manet to Picasso.

Teaching Assistant, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2014-2017.
MA Methodologies
BA2 Frameworks for Interpretation
BA1 & Postgraduate Diploma Foundations Lecture Course: European Art and Society c.1700-1830’.

Research interests

Gustave Caillebotte;
Postage Stamp Design, The Post, and Philately;
Painting, Visual, and Material Cultures;
Representations of Work;
Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Ideology;
Collecting Theory and Practice.


“Notes Towards Practicing Žižekian Ideology Critique as an Art Historical Methodology”. International Journal of Žižek Studies 9, no. 2 (2015): 1-20.

“Later Realism’s Fifteen Minutes. Review of Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time by Marnin Young”. Art History 39, no. 1 (2016): 166-170. doi:10.1111/1467-8365.12221

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, s.v. “Puvis (de Chavannes), Pierre-Cécile (1824–1898)”, 2016. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM900-1

Conference papers and lectures

“L’impressionnisme philatélique de Gustave Caillebotte : la collection des timbres-poste et la culture visuelle en France à la fin du XIXe siècle”. Paper presented at the Scenes of the Impressionist Life: A Musée imaginaire, Musée des Beaux-arts de Rouen, France, 7-8 September 2016.

“Gustave Caillebotte’s Philatelic Impressionism: Collecting Stamps and Painting Paris, c. 1876-1877”. Paper presented at the 2016 Courtauld Institute of Art Postgraduate Symposium: Showcasing New Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 10-11 March 2016.

“History from the Stamp Album: Pedagogy and the Material Past in the Philatelic Discourse of late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Europe”. Paper presented at the Object Lessons: Sculpture and the Production of Knowledge, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 3 October 2015.

“Gustave Caillebotte and the Working Man’s Body in the Cultural Imaginary of the early French Third Republic”. Paper presented at the Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar, The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, 1 December 2014.

“The pathological working-class body. Charles Nègre and the Asile impérial de Vincennes in the French Second Empire”. Paper presented at the AAH New Voices 2014, A Picture of Health: Representations and Imaginations of Wellbeing and Illness, Wellcome Trust and Birkbeck, University of London, 7 November 2014.

“Forging Nowhere. The Sad & Repulsive Work of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes”. Paper presented at the Association des études françaises et francophones d’Irlande (ADEFFI) Postgraduate Symposium, National University of Ireland, Galway, 22 March 2014.

Other academic activity

Book Reviews Editor, immediations, 2015-present.

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