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
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 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
The growth of interest in Dutch and Flemish painting in eighteenth-century Paris has been a subject of considerable interest and research by recent scholars such as de Marchi and van Miegroet, Michel, Thomas and Barbara Gaehtgens, to mention only a few. What is of exceptional interest in this study by Darius Spieth is the detailed … Continue reading Book review: Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art by Darius A. Spieth, Brill, 2018.