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Completed Dissertations

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Barbara von Barghahn, The Pictorial Decoration of the Buen Retiro Palace During the Reign of Philip IV. Advisor: Jonathan Brown

Lionel Bier, The “Sassanian Palace” Near Sarvistan. Advisor: Donald P. Hansen

Barbara Bohen, The Attic Geometric Pyxis. Advisor: Günter H. Kopcke

Edger Peters Bowron, The Paintings of Benedetto Luti (1666-1724). Advisor: Donald Posner

Ronny H. Cohen, Alexandra Exter and Western Europe: An Iquiry into Russian-Western Relations in Art, Theater and Design in the Early Twentieth Century. Advisor: Gert Schiff

Patricia D. Eichenbaum, The Development of a Narrative Cycle Based on the Life of the Buddha in India, Central Asia, and the Far East: Literary and Pictorial Evidence. Advisor: Alexander Soper

Elizabeth Gordon, The Panel Reliefs on Marcus Aurelius. Advisor: Peter von Blanckenhagen

Vivian A. Hibbs, The Mendes Maze: A Libation Table for the Genius of the Inundation of the Nile. Advisor: Bernard von Bothmer

Ira S. Mark, Nike and the Cult of Athena Nike on the Athenian Acropolis. Advisor: Evelyn B. Harrison

Melissa A. McQuillan, Painters and the Ballet, 1917-1926: An Aspect of the Relationship between Art and Theatre. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Marc H. Miller, Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of America, 1824-25: A Study of the Pageantry and Public Portraiture. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Linda Morey Papanicolaou, Stained Glass Windows of the Choir of the Cathedral of Tours. Advisor: Harry Bober

Peninah Petruck, American Art Criticism: 1910-1939. Advisor: Jim M. Jordan

Monica Strauss, The Master of the Barberinig Panels: Fra Carnevale. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Edward J. Sullivan, Claudio Coello and Late Baroque Painting in Madrid. Advisor: Jonathan Brown

Joan Diamond Udovitch, The Papeleu Master: a Parisian Manuscript Illuminator of the Early Fourteenth Century. Advisor: Florens Deuchler

Estelle J. Whelan, The Public Figure: Political Iconography in Medieval Mesopotamia. Advisor: Richard Ettinghausen

Paul Yule, Early Cretan Seals: A Study in Typology, Style and Chronology. Advisors: Donald P. Hansen and Jane Hayward


Marian Burleigh, George Russel (AE): The Painter of the Irish Renaissance. Advisor: Gert Schiff

Marianne Eaton-Krauss, The Representations of Statues on Old Kingdom Private Tombs. Advisor: Henry G. Fischer

Kristine Edmondson, The Psalter of Henry of Blois: A Study in Romanesque Manuscript Illumination. Advisor: Harry Bober

Laurie S. Fusco, The Nude as Protagonist: Pollajuolo’s Figural Style Explicated by Leonardo’s Study of Static Anatomy, Movement, and Functional Anatomy. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Kahtryn Moore Heleniak, William Mulready, R.A. (1786-1863): British Landscape and Genre Artist. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Joel Herschmann, The Thirteenth Century Chevet of the Cathedral of Coutances. Advisor: Marvin L. Trachtenberg

Judith W. Hurtig, The Armored Gisant Before 1400. Advisor: H.W. Janson

Marilyn Jenkins, Medieval Maghribi Ceramics. Advisor: Richard Ettinghausen

Charlotte Lacaze, The Vie de St. Denis Manuscript: (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Ms. Fr. 2090-2092). Advisor: Florens Deuchler

Sarah Bradford Landau, Edward T. And William A. Potter: American High Victorian Architects, 1855-1901. Advisor: Henry Russell Hitchcock

Jay Alan Levenson, Jacopo de’Barbari and Northern Art of the Early Sixteenth Century. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Charles B. McClendon, The Medieval Abbey Church at Farfa. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Leatrice Mendelsohn-Martone, Benedetto Varchi’s “Due Lezzioni”: Paragoni and Cinquecento Art Theory. Advisor: H.W. Janson

Anita Fiderer Moskowitz, Studies in the Sculpture of Andrea Pisano: Origins and Development of his Style. Advisor: Marvin L. Trachtenberg

Robert S. Nelson, Text and Image in a Byzantine Gospel Book in Istanbul (Ecumenical Patriarchate, cod. 3). Advisors: Hugo Buchtal and H.W. Janson

Charles E. von Nostitz, Late Gothic Sculpture of Cologne. Advisors: Colin T. Eisler

Ellen C. Schwartz, The Original Fresco Decoration in the Church of the Holy Apostles in the Patriarchate of Pec. Advisor: Hugo Buchthal

Nancy J. Scott, Vincenzo Vela (1820-91). Advisor: H.W. Janson

Isabel Combs Stuebe, The Life and Works of William Hodges. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Jaimee Elizabeth Uhlenrock, The Protomai from Gela: History, Chronology, Style. Advisor: Günter H. Kopcke

Michael L. Ward, Studies on the Pórtico de la Gloria at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Advisor: Marvin L. Trachtenberg

Sally West-Robertson, Marguerite Gerard: 1761-1837. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Marina D. Whitman, Persian Blue-and-white Ceramics: Cycles of Chinoiserie. Advisor: Richard Ettinghausen

Kathleen Isabelle Matics, An historical analysis of the fine arts at Wat Phra Chetuphon, a repository of Ratanakosin artistic heritage. Advisor: Alexander Soper


Robert Nicholas Adams, Baldassare Peruzzi: Architect to the Republic of Siena 1527-1535. Advisor: Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt

Carol Moon Cardon, The Berlin Painter and his School. Advisor: Dietrich von Bothmer

Beth Cohen, Attic Bilingual Vases and their Painters. Advisor: Dietrich von Bothmer

Kathleen Alden Giles, The Strozzi Chapel in Santa Maria Novella: Florentine Painting and Patronage 1340-1355. Advisor: Marvin L. Trachtenberg

William E. Hood, Jr., Titian’s Narrative Art: Some Religious Paintings for Venetian Patrons, 1518-1545. Advisor: Donald Posner

Charles T. Little, The Magdeburg Ivory Group: a Tenth Century New Testament Narrative Cycle. Advisor: Harry Bober

Vivian B. Mann, Romanesque Ivory Tablemen. Advisor: Harry Bober

Temily Mark-Weiner, Narrative Cycles of the Life of St. George in Byzantine Art. Advisor: Hugo Buchthal

Mario Thomas Martone, The Theme of the Conversion of Paul in Italian Paintings from the Early Christian Period to the Early Renaissance. Advisors: Colin T. Eisler and Günter H. Kopcke

Andrea S. Norris, The Tomb of Gian Galeazzo Visconti at the Certosa di Pavia. Advisor: H.W. Janson

Elizabeth Schwartzbaum, The Romanesque Sculpture of the Cathedral of Tournaui. Advisor: Harry Bober

Susan Mullin Vogel, Baule Art as the Expression of a World View. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Sarah Wilk, Iconological Problems in the Sculpture of Tullio Lombardo. Advisor: Irving Lavin


Robert Steven Bianchi, The Striding Draped Male Figure of Ptolemaic Egypt. Advisor: Bernard von Bothmer

Diana M. Buitron, Douris. Advisor: Dietrich von Bothmer

Zimeri Alvin Cox, Ugolino di Preste Ilario, Painter and Mosaicist. Advisor: H.W. Janson

Patrick M. De Winter, The Patronage of Philippe le Hardi, Duke of Burgundy 1364-1404. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Martha Levine Dunkelman, Donatello’s Influence on Italian Renaissance Painting. Advisors: H.W. Janson, Roy Sieber

Josephine Gear, Masters or Servants? A Study of Selected English Painters and their Patrons of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. Advisor: Gert Schiff

Michael Jacoff, A Bolognese Psalter of the Late Thirteenth Century and its Byzantine Sources. Advisors: Hugo Buchthal and Henry G. Fischer

Constance Lowenthal, Conrat Meit. Advisor: H.W. Janson

Jane Timken Matthews, The Pantocrator: Title and Image. Advisor: Hugo Buchtal

Myra Dickman Orth, Progressive Tendencies in French Manuscript Illumination, 1515-1530: Goefroy la Batava and the 1520’s Hours Workshop. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Maurice Poirier, Studies on the Concepts of Disegno, Invenzione and Colore in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century Italian Art and Theory. Advisor: Craig Hugh Smyth

Marie Tanner, Titian: The Poesie for Philip II. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Burr E. Wallen, Hemessen: Style and Iconography. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Carolyn Wilson, Bellini’s Pesaro Altarpiece: A Study in Context and Meaning. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler


Linda Freeman Bauer, On the Origins of the Oil Sketch: Form and Function in Cinquecento Preparatory Techniques. Advisor: Donald Posner

Mary Braman Buchan, The Paintings of Pieter Aertsen. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Slobodan Curcic, Granacia: History, Architecture and Relationship to Contemporary Paleogian Churchers. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

June Ellen Hargrove, The Life and Work of Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Dale Kinney, S. Maria in Trastevere form its Founding to 1215. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Richard E. Lamoureux, Alberti’s Church of San Sebastiano in Mantua. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Eunice Lipton, Picasso Critcisim, 1901-1939: The Making of an Artist-Hero. Advisor: Gert Schiff

John Ferrata Omelia, Niccolò da Foligno and his Frescoes for S. Maria-in-Campis. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Elizabeth Crawford Parker, The Descent from the Cross: Its Relation to the Extra-liturgical Depositio Drama. Advisor: Harry Bober

Sheila Schwartz, The Iconography of the Rest on the Flight into Egypt. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Christine Hunnikin Smith, The Baptisery of Pisa. Advisor: Marvin L. Trachtenberg

Marie Spiro, Critical Corpus of the Mosaic Pavements of the Greek Mainland, Fourth/Sixth Centuries with Architectural Surveys. Advisors: Irving Lavin and Marvin L. Trachtenberg

Walter Widrig, The Two Churches at Latrum Within the Context of Cyrenaican Church Forms. Advisor: Peter von Blanckenhagen


William Barcham, The Imaginary View Scenes of Antonio Canaletto. Advisor: Donald Posner

Pamela Berger, The Notitia Dignitatum. Advisor: Hugo Buchthal

Thomas Buser, The Pietà in Spain. Advisor: José López-Rey

Judith Colton, Monuments to Men of Genius: A Study of Eighteenth-century English and French Sculptural Works. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Wanda M. Corn, Andrew Wyeth: The Man, his Art, and his Audience. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Eugene J. Dwyer, Pompeian Sculpture in its Domestic Context. A Study of Five Pompeian Houses and their Contents. Advisor: Peter von Blanckenhagen

Madeline A. Fidell, The Graphic Art of Charles-François Daubigny. Advisor: Gert Schiff

Eunice Mylonas Hale, Charles Demuth: His Study of the Figure. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Alexandra Herz, The Sixtine and Pauline Tombs Sta. Maria Maggiore: an Iconographical Study. Advisor: Irving Lavin

Jim M. Jordan, Paul Klee and Cubism, 1912-1926. Advisor: Gert Schiff

Annette L. Juliano, Teng-Hsien: An Important Six Dynasties Tomb. Advisor: Alexander Soper

Peter Kinney, The Early Sculpture of Barolomeo Ammanati. Advisor: Olga Raggio

Roger Lipsey, Signature and Significance: A Study of the Life and Writings of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Advisor: Stella Kramrisch

Deborah Lipton, Francesco Squarcione. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler

Debra Pincus, The Arco Foscari, the Building of a Triumphal Gateway in Fifteenth-century Venice. Advisor: H.W. Janson

William Laurens Pressly, The Life and Art of James Barry. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Daniel Robbins, The Formation and Maturity of Albert Gleizes. Advisor: Craig Hugh Smyth

Sharon Off Dunlap Smith, Illustration of Raoul de Praelle’s Translation of St. Augustine’s City of God Between 1375 and 1420. Advisor: Craig Hugh Smyth

Harvey Stahl, The Iconographic Sources of the Old Testament Miniatures, Pierpont Morgan Library, M638. Advisors: Hugo Buchthal and Robert Goldwater

Richard Stapleford, The Excavation of the Early Christian Martyr’s Complex of Sinforsa near Rome. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Orestes H. Zervos, The Alexander Mint of Egypt. Advisor: Margaret Thompson and Richard Krautheimer

Norman D. Ziff, Paul Delaroche: A Study in Nineteenth-century French History Painting. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum


Ellen N. Davis, The Vapheio Cups and Aegean Gold and Silver Ware. Advisor: Günter H. Kopcke

Esther Gordon Dotson, Shakespeare Illustrated. Advisor: Walter Friedländer

William Steven Feldman, The Life and Work of Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884). Advisor: José López-Rey

John J. Herrmann Jr., The Schematic Composite Capital: A Study of Architectural Decoration at Rome in the Later Empire. Advisors: Richard Krautheimer and Peter von Blanckenhagen

Patricia Schulze Hills, The Genre Painting of Eastman Johnson: The Sources and Development of his Style and Themes. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

John M. Hunisak, The Sculptor Jules Dalou: Studies in his Style and Imagery. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Sharon Jones, French Gothic Influence on North Italian Sculpture in the First Half of the Thirteenth Century: A Study of the Abbey of Vezzolano, S. Giustina in Padua, and the Duomo of Vercelli. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Donald D. Keyes, Aspects of the Development of Genre Painting in the Hudson River Area before 1852. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Marilyn Lavin, Studies in Urbinate Painting, 1458-1476, Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello and Joos van Ghent. Advisor: Craig Hugh Smyth

Ronald Malmstrom, S. Maria in Aracoeli at Rome. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Patricia Carroll Mandel, Homer Dodge Martin: American Landscape Painter. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Donald Frederick McCallum, The Evolution of the Buddha and Bodhisattva Figures in Japanese Sculpture of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries. Advisor: Alexander Soper

Jerry D. Meyer, The Religious Paintings of Benjamin West; a Study in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-century Moral Sentiment. Advisor: Robert Rosenblum

Mary B. Moore, Horses on Black-figure Greek Vases of the Archaic Period: Ca. 620-480 B.C. Advisor: Dietrich von Bothmer

James Morganstern, The Byzantine Church at Dereagzi. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Roald Nasgaard, Willumsen and Symbolist Art 1888-1910. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Suzanne Meek Pelzel, Perforated Sumerian Votive Plaques. Advisor: Donald P. Hansen

Eleanor G. Sims, The Garrett Manuscript of the Zafar-Name: A Study in Fifteenth-century Timurid Patronage. Advisor: Richard Ettinghausen

Patricia Waddy, Palazzo Barbarini: Early Proposals. Advisor: Irving Lavin

Barry Wind, Studies in Genre Painting: 1580-1630. Advisor: Donald Posner

Eric M. Zafran, The Iconography of Anti-Semitism: A Study of the Representation of the Jews in the Visual Arts of Europe, 1400-1600. Advisor: Colin T. Eisler


Jo Anne Gitlin Bernstein, The Architectural Sculpture of the Cloisters of the Certosa di Pavia. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Tseng Yu-Ho Ecke, Emperor Hui Tsung, the Artist, 1082-1136. Advisor: Alexander Soper

Helena Mary Fong, Secular Figure Painting of the T’ang Dynasty, A.D. 618-906. Advisor: Alexander Soper

Susan Joan Koslow, The Chevrot Altarpiece: Its Sources, Meaning and Significance. Advisors: Colin T. Eisler and Richard Krautheimer

Ralph E. Liberman, The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Venice. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Maybelle Mann, Francis William Edmonds: Mammon and Art. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

William Silas Talbot, Jasper F. Cropsey, 1823-1900. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Richard J. Wattenkamer, The Art of William Glackens. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Toby E. S Yuen, Illusionistic Mural Decoration of the Early Renaissance in Rome. Advisor: Craig Hugh Smyth


Inabelle Levin, The Quedlinburg Itala Fragment. Advisor: Hugo Buchthal

Christine Lilyquist, Ancient Egyptian Mirrors from the Earliest Times through the Middle Kingdom. Advisor: Henry G. Fischer

Gerald Needham, The Paintings of Claude Monet, 1859-1878. Advisor: Robert Goldwater

Francis Lee Richardson, Andrea Schiavone. Advisor: Craigh Hugh Smyth

Priscilla Parsons Soucek, Illustrated Manuscripts of Nizami’s Khamseh: 1386-1482. Advisor: Richard Ettinghausen

Eleanor M. Tufts, A Stylistic Study of the Painting of Luis Melendez. Advisor: José López-Rey


Roy Asbjörn Boe, Edvard Munch: His Life and Work from 1880-1920. Advisor: H. W. Janson

Ellen Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni.

Frank R. Di Federico, Studies in the Art of Francesco Trevisani: A Contribution to the History of Roman Painting, 1675-1750. Advisor: Donald Posner

Eugene J. Johnson, S. Andrea in Mantua. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Thomas Francis Mathews, The Early Churches of Constantinople: Architecture and Liturgy. Advisor: Richard Krautheimer

Penelope Mason Scull, A Reconstruction of the Hogen Heiji Monogatari Emaki. Advisor: Alexander Soper

Lauren Soth, The Mature Correggio: Studies in the Iconography and Chronology of the Later Paintings. Advisor: Erwin Panofsky

Thomas B. Stevenson, The Miniatures of the Vatican Virgil. Advisor: Hugo Buchthal

Brooks W. Stoddard, The Sculpture from the Abbey St.-Pierre at Airvault (Deux-Sevres). Advisor: Harry Bober