Ashley Dunn

Ashley Dunn studies 19th-century French visual culture with a particular focus on prints. She is currently completing her dissertation titled “Graphic Paris: A Study of Urban Etching, 1850-1880,” which analyzes how the material and formal aspects of the etching medium fostered its practitioners’ responsiveness to the cityscape during an era of rapid renovation and modernization. Dunn received an MA with distinction in 2009 from the University of Oxford, where her thesis examined Toulouse-Lautrec's “Yvette Gilbert" folio of lithographs as a collaborative object. She has contributed to exhibition publications at the Block Museum and AIC. She is an assistant curator responsible for nineteenth-century French works on paper in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.