Previous Posts: February 2022

Burlington Magazine - February Edition

February 4 2022

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

As usual, this month's edition of the Burlington Magazine is filled with many interesting pieces of exciting research.

Here is a list of the articles in February's edition:

Margaret van Eyck, a house called ‘The Wild Sea’ and Jan van Eyck’s posthumous workshop BY JAN DUMOLYN, SUSAN JONES, WARD LELOUP, TOON DE MEESTER, MATHIJS SPEECKE

The ‘Weston Altarpiece’ in the Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell BY RICHARD WEST

‘The crucifixion of St Peter’: Gerard Seghers, Michelangelo and Caravaggio BY ANNE DELVINGT

Christian VII of Denmark’s lost British portraits BY SARA AYRES

The Art of Conservation: XVII: Jan Cornelis Traas, paintings restorer of the Van Gogh family collection BY ELLA HENDRIKS

Colossal orders and a Classical facade: Hoefnagel and Nonsuch revisited BY MARTIN BIDDLE

Christian Theuerkauff (1936–2021) BY MARJORIE TRUSTED

The finding of the infant Bacchus BY LARS HENDRIKMAN


February 3 2022

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Apologies for the slow service this week, I'm rather tied up with a few urgent matters at the present. With any luck, I hope to post a full round up of news tomorrow.

The Recovered Masterpieces at Versailles

February 1 2022


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Palace of Versailles will be opening a fascinating exhibition in a few days time on several sculptures that have been recovered (and conserved - see the video above) for their collection.

According to the exhibition's website:

The Palace of Versailles is presenting two masterpieces of 18th-century sculpture, commissioned by Louis XIV and Louis XV respectively: Zéphyr, Flore et l’Amour, and L'Abondance. These works, recently rediscovered and identified after many years of searching, and are now entering the Palace of Versailles’ collections. The exhibition is an opportunity to retrace the unique journey of these works, from their creation to their entrance in the national collections.

L’Abondance represents an allegory for renewed prosperity under the auspices of the peace-making king. In 1773, it was placed in the gardens of the Château of Menars (Loir et Cher), inherited by Marquis of Marigny Abel-François Poisson from his sister, the Marquessa of Pompadour. As the Director of the King’s Buildings from 1751 to 1773, Marigny benefited from Louis XV’s generosity. This included the donation of many sculptures kept in the royal warehouses, one of which was Zephr et Flore in 1769. This prestigious collection of sculptures was broken up and dispersed at a sale in 1881, with brothers Alphonse and Edmond de Rothschild both acquiring some of the finest works. This is how Zéphyr et Flore and L’Abondance joined the collections assembled by passionate lover of art, Alphonse de Rothschild, in his iconic Parisian hotel on Rue de Saint-Florentin.

The exhibition will include several loans, including paintings and tapestries which show the works in-situ, and will run from 5th February 2022 until 5th June 2022.

'Workshop of Cranach' finally back in Poland

February 1 2022

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A Lamentation of Christ, attributed to the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder, has finally returned to the walls of The National Museum in Wrocław, Poland. As I reported back in 2020, the painting was rediscovered in the collections of The National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, having been purchased in good faith at auction in 1970. It had since been revealed that the picture had gone missing from the Polish museum in 1945-6 and the Swedish authorities decided to restitute the picture back to Poland.

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