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Gauguin, Modigliani and Kandinsky dominate New York, while the diverse events of Asian Art week in London are complimented by remarkable sales of Pre-Raphaelite and Bloomsbury Group art

Gauguin, Modigliani and Kandinsky dominate New York, while the diverse events of Asian Art week in London are complimented by remarkable sales of Pre-Raphaelite and Bloomsbury Group art Susan Moore There may not be another $100m Picasso, or any equivalent of the $190m Greentree collection, but this month New York fields an impressive array of […]

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there are very few portraits of 18th-century black people in Britain. Rarer still is the high quality of this celebrated painting in Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum, but who is the sitter—and who is the artist? John Madin argues that it is a portrait of the great anti-slavery writer Ignatius Sancho, by Allan Ramsay

The lost African slavery and portraiture in the age of enlightenment: there are very few portraits of 18th-century black people in Britain. Rarer still is the high quality of this celebrated painting in Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum, but who is the sitter—and who is the artist? John Madin argues that it is a portrait […]

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Peyton Skipwith reviews Abbot Hall’s searching exhibition of Sickert’s painting, the most significant for over a decade

Sickert’s human canvas: Peyton Skipwith reviews Abbot Hall’s searching exhibition of Sickert’s painting, the most significant for over a decade Peyton Skipwith By major exhibition standards, the exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, is quite modest, consisting of only forty-three works, but it is the most important and serious display of Sickert’s paintings since the Royal […]

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The loan exhibition at the spring Olympia Fine Art & Antiques fair has become a highlight of the London exhibitions calendar

The loan exhibition at the spring Olympia Fine Art & Antiques fair has become a highlight of the London exhibitions calendar Michael Hall The loan exhibition at the spring Olympia Fine Art & Antiques fair has become a highlight of the London exhibitions calendar. APOLLO takes great pleasure in publishing the catalogues of these exhibitions […]

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art two Roman sculptures

The Metropolitan Museum of Art two Roman sculptures Carlos A. Picon Carlos A. Picon, curator in charge of the Greek and Roman collections at the Metropolitan Museum, introduces two recent major acquisitions that have gone on show in the new galleries: a magnificent sarcophagus and a marble vase with snake handles. The two sculptures are […]

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a thoughtful show at the Ashmolean Museum should do much to bring the circumspect Pre-Raphaelite landscape painter Alfred William Hunt the recognition he deserves

Out of the shadows: a thoughtful show at the Ashmolean Museum should do much to bring the circumspect Pre-Raphaelite landscape painter Alfred William Hunt the recognition he deserves Christopher Wood In the mid-1960s, Noel Annesley and I, then the two most junior forms of life in Christie’s picture department, went on a northern tour. The […]

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Modern British Art at Pallant House Gallery

Modern British Art at Pallant House Gallery Modern British Art at Pallant House Gallery is a new selected catalogue of works in the Chichester museum, including those donated this year by Colin St John Wilson. The book, published by Scala on 16 November (14.95 [pounds sterling]), includes works by Bomberg, Duchamp and Freud, as well […]

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9-19 June 2005: exhibitors

Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair: 9-19 June 2005: exhibitors David & Sally March Antiques G102 Ground Floor 18th & early 19th century English porcelain figures and Bristol and Plymouth porcelain LAPADA & CINOA Mr David March, By Appointment Only Telephone 01275 372 422 Fax 01275 372 422 Mobile 07774 838 376 david.marsh@lineone.net www.davidandsallymarsh.com […]

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Some Italian drawings in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Some Italian drawings in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris Timothy Clifford On 27-30 March last year, I was in Paris with two of my colleagues from the National Galleries of Scotland in order to visit the annual Salon du Dessin held at the Salon Hoche. The raison d’etre was a buying trip for the […]

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Matisse at Villa le Reve

Matisse at Villa le Reve Michael Hall Matisse at Villa le Reve Marie-France Boyer Photographs by Helene Adant Thames and Hudson, 12.95 [pounds sterling] ISBN 0 050 051175 6 In 1943, to escape the threat of an allied bombardment of Nice, Henri Matisse moved into the Villa le Reve, on the outskirts of Vence. Built […]