Review: Elizabethan Globalism: England, China and the Rainbow Portrait

Elizabethan Globalism: England, China and the Rainbow Portrait Matthew Dimmock, 2019. London : Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. 336pp., 90 colour & 7 b/w illustrations. ISBN 9781913107031.  - Susan Bracken This beautifully illustrated book discusses a potential stimulus to the production of the famous Rainbow Portrait (collection of the Marquess of Salisbury), which … Continue reading Review: Elizabethan Globalism: England, China and the Rainbow Portrait

Review: Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe (Series: The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950) Arlene Leis and Kacie L. Wills, 2021. London & New York : Routledge, 212 pp., 12 colour & 25 b/w illustrations., £96.00 (hardback) £29.59 (ebook). ISBN 9780367856663 (hardback) ISBN 9780367856670 (ebook)  - Natasha Shoory Women … Continue reading Review: Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Review: Smuggling the Renaissance: The Illicit Export of Artworks Out of Italy, 1861-1909

Smuggling the Renaissance: The Illicit Export of Artworks Out of Italy, 1861-1909 (Series: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets, Volume 8) Joanna Smalcerz, 2020. Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill, xii, 244 pp., full colour ill. €121.00 (excl. VAT; ebook also available). ISBN 978-90-04-42148-6 (hardback), ISBN 978-90-04-42149-3 (ebook). - Eleni Vassilika Smalcerz’s study … Continue reading Review: Smuggling the Renaissance: The Illicit Export of Artworks Out of Italy, 1861-1909

Review: A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology

A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology Toby Wilkinson, 2020. London : Picador. 512pp. Available in hardback, paperback, and ebook from various retailers. ISBN 9781509858705 - Eleni Vassilika The non-specialist museum visitor may wonder how ancient Egyptian objects have ended up in western museums. Specialists will scan labels … Continue reading Review: A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology

Review: Diversifying the History of Collecting – Collecting the Sacred

Review of Diversifying the History of Collecting: Collecting the Sacred: Art, Belief and Identity Emerging Scholars Workshop, 2nd March 2021 The processes behind the acquisition, display and gifting of religious art and sacred decorative objects dominated the subject of the most recent Emerging Scholars Research workshop. Four papers were devoted to the respectful interrogation of different cultural traditions, beliefs and identities and in turn, how the aggregation of religiously charged art collections should be approached in … Continue reading Review: Diversifying the History of Collecting – Collecting the Sacred