Review: National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II

National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II Caroline Shenton, 2021. London, John Murray Press, 336 pp. ISBN 9781529387438 (hardcover) £16.99; ISBN 9781529387452 (paperback) £10.99; ISBN 9781529387469 (ebook) £16.99; ISBN 9781529387445 (Audiobook Downloadable) £25.  - Eleni Vassilika Preparations for World War II evacuation of artworks began essentially in the 1920s by the Committee … Continue reading Review: National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II

Workshop Roundup: Spoliation and Recovery of Art and Antiquities from Italy 

Spoliation and Recovery of Art and Antiquities from Italy  Tuesday, 22 March 2022 Workshop roundup (by Eleni Vassilika) Dr Barbara Furlotti (Courtauld Institute) spoke of the Italian laws against spoliation that were in place from the late 15th century. She described the case of Vincenzo Gonzaga and the collection of Peranda that Pope Clement VII … Continue reading Workshop Roundup: Spoliation and Recovery of Art and Antiquities from Italy 

Review: The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects

The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects By Mark Westgarth, 2020. London : Routledge, 192 pp., 36 b/w illustrations. £120 (hardback) £36.99 (eBook), ISBN 9781409405795 (hardback) ISBN 9781003028147 (ebook) - Imogen Tedbury ‘The place through which he made his way at leisure was one of those … Continue reading Review: The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects

Review: Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850-1950

Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850-1950 Ed. Christel H. Force, 2020. London : Bloomsbury, 288pp., 16 colour & 56 b/w illustrations. Hardback £90, Paperback £24.99, eBook and/or EPUB £81. ISBN 9781501342769 (hardback), ISBN 9781350282841 (paperback), ISBN 9781501342776 (eBook), ISBN 9781501342783 (eBook & EPUB)  - Marie Tavinor This book, edited by Christel … Continue reading Review: Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850-1950

Review: Nordic Private Collections of Chinese Objects

Nordic Private Collections of Chinese Objects (Series: The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950) Minna Törmä, 2020. London & New York : Routledge, 176 pp., 47 b/w illustrations., £96.00 (hardback) £29.59 (ebook). ISBN 9781138351806 (hardback) ISBN 9780429435041 (ebook)  - Isobel MacDonald In Nordic Private Collecting of Chinese Objects (published as part of The Histories … Continue reading Review: Nordic Private Collections of Chinese Objects