Elisabeth Narkin

PhD, 2017 – Art History

Elisabeth Narkin is a an art historian who specializes in the art and architecture of early modern Europe, with a focus on France.

Elisabeth's current project, “Constructing the French Royal Family," examines the manner in which the royal family used architectural, geographical, and social spaces, both independently and within the crown's territorial network, to advance a conception of the sixteenth-century monarchy as natural, enduring, and benevolent.

Fellowships from the Graham Foundation Carter Manny program, the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles, the Getty-Mellon Institute in Paleography, as well as Duke and Rice University have supported research on the project.

Elisabeth Narkin
French Image Specialist, National Gallery of Art, Department of Image Collections