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Amy Marquis

Research Assistant, Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Amy Marquis works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Most recently she worked on the major exhibition, Degas: A Passion for Perfection (3 October 2017 – 14 January 2018 at the Fitzwilliam Muesum and at Denver Art Museum 11 February – 20 May 2018) and she curated the concurrent exhibition Degas’s Drinker: Portraits by Marcellin Desboutin (19 September 2017 – 25 February 2018). Amy has run the Graham Robertson Study Room since May 2010.

Amy completed a BA (Hons) in History of Art and Architecture at the University of East Anglia (2006) and an MPhil in History of Art at the University of Cambridge (2008). For her MPhil, Amy worked on French Symbolist art, with a focus on Odilon Redon and his series of prints based on Flaubert’s Temptation of Saint Anthony. Since starting the Fitzwilliam Museum, she has curated several exhibitions of prints and drawings. Amy regularly teaches and supervises for the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge.


Research Interests

French art of the nineteenth century, particularly Symbolism; Edgar Degas; Rembrandt’s printmaking; the etching revival; early lithography; illustration; image and text relationships; William Blake; British watercolours


Recent/Major Publications


Amy Marquis, Marcellin Desboutin: Drypoints, Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, 2017

Amy Marquis, ‘White’ in Beauty Papers, Summer 2015



Jane Munro, Anne Lyles, Ian Warrell and Amy Marquis, Watercolour: Elements of Nature, Cambridge:  Fitzwilliam Museum, 2015


Online Publications

Intimate Objects: British Portraits from Smart to Spencer in the Fitzwilliam Museum

Lumière: Lithographs by Odilon Redon online exhibition




Degas’s Drinker: Portraits by Marcellin Desboutin, 19 September 2017 – 25 February 2018

1816: Prints by Goya, Turner and Cornelius, 9 September 2016 – 31 July 2016

Modern Heroism: Printmaking a the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, 3 February – 28 June 2015

From Root to Tip: Botanical art in Britain, 28 January - 11 May 2014

Fashioning Switzerland: Portraits and landscapes by Markus Dinkel and his contemporaries, 4 June 2013 - 22 September 2013

Lumière: Lithographs by Odilon Redon, 22 September 2009 - 10 January 2010



Degas: A Passion for Perfection, 3 October 2017 – 14 January 2018 (and at Denver Art Museum 11 February – 20 May 2018)

Watercolour: Elements of Nature, 16 June – 27 September 2015