In store at the National Gallery
The new Gallery A at the National Gallery, London.
Two coral cabinets made for Claude Lamoral I, Prince de Ligne and Viceroy of Sicily
Two highly decorated coral cabinets (1670–73) commissioned by the Prince de Ligne in Sicily, now on permanent loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Bas-reliefs after Angelica Kauffman
Plaster reliefs for interiors in Ireland based on designs of the 1770s by Angelica Kaufmann.
The architect and the philhellene: newly discovered designs by John Nash for Frederick North’s London house
John Nash’s designs (c.1813) for Frederick North’s unrealised house on what is now Waterloo Place, London, are published here for the first time.
Thorvaldsen’s portrait of Giovanna Riario Sforza rediscovered
A re-examination of a marble bust of Giovanna Riario Sforza (1821–22) by Bertel Thorvaldsen in the Maritime and Historical Museum, Rijeka, Croatia.
Point counter-point: John Frederick Lewis and the Khan al-Khalili, Cairo
Watercolour drawings of Cairo bazaars (c.1843–44) by John Frederick Lewis.
William Holman Hunt’s first idea for ‘The hireling shepherd’?
A small ink sketch of Young pipe players (c.1851) in a Canadian private collection is attributed to William Holman Hunt, as a possible early study for The hireling shepherd..
Book Review (12)
The Badia of Florence: Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery, A. Leader
Screen of Kings: Royal art and power in Ming China, C. Clunas
Wall Paintings of Eton, E. Howe et al.
The Hockemeyer Collection, Maiolica and Glass, T. Wilson and J.V.G. Mallet
Landscapes of London: the City, the Country and the Suburbs, 1660–1840, E. McKellar
Giambattista Crosato. Pittore del Rococò europeo, D. Ton
Le Ciseau et la tiare. Les sculpteurs dans la Rome des papes (1724–1758), A.-L. Desmas
The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Gold Boxes, C. Truman
Adolf Loos. The Art of Architecture, J. Masheck
Generation Dada: The Berlin Avant-Garde and the First World War, M. White
Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade, R. Cohen
The troubled sixteenth century
Exhibition Review (11)
Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray
Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino
Van Gogh’s Repetitions
The Neo-Impressionist portrait
Take It or Leave It
The Cloisters Cross
Guercino and Cardinal Mazarin