Alumni (Fellow)

Ashley Boulden

Edgar Shannon Fellow
Havre de Grace, Maryland
B.A. Wellesley College (2009)
M.A. University of Oxford (2011)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Art History


Ashley’s research examines 18th-century French print culture and its relationship to Parisian decorative arts, residential interior space, and architectural theory. During her time at U.Va., her work has been supported by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Kapp Family Foundation, the Rare Book School, and the Decorative Arts Trust. Her research was featured in The Magazine of the Decorative Arts Trust. Most recently, she received an École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Fellowship and a Chateaubriand Fellowship, which allowed her to spend the 2019-20 academic year in Paris conducting dissertation research and writing. Ashley plans to return to curatorial work upon completion of her dissertation.

Thesis Description:

Licentious Prints: The Persistence of the Rocaille and the Malleable Antique in French Ornament Prints and Interiors, 1736-1788

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