Francesca is a DPhil candidate in the History of Art Department (2017-20), where she researches the inter-medial relationship between painting and printmaking in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British art. In particular, she is interested in the ways in which this relationship was negotiated through concepts and practices of chiaroscuro, i.e. the distribution of light and dark in an image. In Venice, Francesca will study the British painter Joshua Reynolds' engagement with mid eighteenth-century Venetian printmaking. Previously, Francesca was a visiting scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, the Anne Christopherson Fellow at the British Museum, and the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Curatorial Intern at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She holds a BA from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg and an MA from Humboldt University Berlin. Her research is supported by the AHRC.