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

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