Victoria Hepburn studies Victorian painting and visual culture. Her research interests are broad and have recently grown to include government-commissioned civic art, religious art, and the works of John Ruskin. She holds an M.A. in art history from Case Western Reserve University and presented her qualifying paper, “Frederick Sandys and the Autumn of Empire,” at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference in 2016. Victoria has worked as a research assistant for the exhibition “Shadows and Dreams: Pictorialist Photography in America” and for a proposed exhibition centered on the Victorian artist Frederick Sandys, both at the Cleveland Museum of Art. She will be contributing an essay on the Kelmscott Press to an upcoming exhibition of works by William Morris and his associates, also to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art.