Cecil Gould


Cecil Gould

Cecil Hilton Monk Gould (24 May 1918 – 7 April 1994) was a British art historian and curator who specialised in Renaissance painting. He was a former Keeper and Deputy Director of the National Gallery in London.

Life

Born in 1918, Gould was the son of Rupert Gould, the restorer of John Harrison’s chronometers, and Muriel Estall. Gould was educated at Kingswood House preparatory school, near Epsom, and then at Westminster School. After leaving school he studied at the Courtauld Institute. During the Second World War he served as Pilot Officer Gould in R.A.F. Intelligence, first in Egypt from 1941 to 1943, and then in Normandy, France. After the war he joined the National Gallery staff in 1946, and worked there until his retirement in 1987. He was Keeper and Deputy Director for the last five years of his tenure. He was a prolific author, publishing many books and articles during his career.

In 1970, Gould established that the National Gallery’s portrait of Pope Julius II was the original by Raphael and not a copy, as had previously been thought. He was also responsible for a new attribution of a work by Michelangelo.

In his last years Gould lived with his sister Jocelyne Stacey in the village of Thorncombe, west Dorset. He developed a brain tumour and after a short illness, died on 7 April 1994. Gould never married and was survived by Jocelyne.

Partial bibliography

*"The Sixteenth Century Venetian School" 1959 (National Gallery Catalogue Series)
*"The Sixteenth Century Italian Schools (excluding the Venetian)" 1962 (National Gallery Catalogue Series)
*"Michaelangelo: Battle of Cascina" 1966 University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
*"Titian" 1969 Hamlyn
*(with Martin Davies) "French School: Early 19th Century Impressionists, Post-Impressionists etc" 1970 (National Gallery Catalogue Series)
*"The Sixteenth Century Italian Schools" 1975 (National Gallery Catalogue Series) ISBN 978-0-947645-22-9
*"Leonardo: The Artist and the Non-Artist" 1975 Weidenfeld and Nicolson ISBN 978-0-297-77000-8
*"The Paintings of Correggio" 1978 Cornell University Press
*"Bernini in France: An Episode in Seventeenth Century History" 1981 Weidenfeld and Nicolson ISBN 978-0-297-77944-5
*"Parmigianino" 1995 Abbeville Press ISBN 978-1-55859-892-8

ources

*Betts, Jonathan (2006); "Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R. T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything" Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-856802-9
*Levey, Michael (1994); 'Cecil Gould (1918-94)'; "The Burlington Magazine"; Volume 136, 554

External links

* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PAL/is_512_160/ai_n9480372 Gould describes the discovery of a new Raphael]


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