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July 2014


In store at the National Gallery

The new Gallery A at the National Gallery, London.

Article (6)

Two coral cabinets made for Claude Lamoral I, Prince de Ligne and Viceroy of Sicily

By Mario Tavella

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

By Conor Lucey

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

By Paul Hetherington and Jane Bradney

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

By Matteo Gardonio

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’?

By Alastair Grieve

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

Reviewed by Scott Nethersole

Screen of Kings: Royal art and power in Ming China, C. Clunas

Wall Paintings of Eton, E. Howe et al.

Reviewed by Lucy Wrapson

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

Reviewed by Xavier F. Salomon

Le Ciseau et la tiare. Les sculpteurs dans la Rome des papes (1724–1758), A.-L. Desmas

By Philippe Malgouyres

The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Gold Boxes, C. Truman

Reviewed by Richard Edgcumbe

Adolf Loos. The Art of Architecture, J. Masheck

Reviewed by Colin Amery

Generation Dada: The Berlin Avant-Garde and the First World War, M. White

Reviewed by Catherine Craft

Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade, R. Cohen

Reviewed by Robert B. Simon

The troubled sixteenth century

By Alessandra Zamperini

Exhibition Review (11)

Paris 1900

Reviewed by Rachel Sloan

Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray

Reviewed by Patrick Elliott

Johannes Thopas

Reviewed by Eddy Schavemaker

Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino

Reviewed by Robert B. Simon


Reviewed by Richard R. Brettell

Sigmar Polke

Reviewed by David Carrier

Recent shows

Reviewed by Anne Blood

Forrest Bess

Reviewed by David Anfam

Van Gogh’s Repetitions

Reviewed by Simon Kelly

The Neo-Impressionist portrait

Reviewed by Belinda Thomson

Take It or Leave It

Reviewed by James Lawrence

Letter (2)

The Cloisters Cross

By Neil Stratford

Guercino and Cardinal Mazarin

By Bertrand Jestaz


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