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Gilt bronze by Caffieri in the Wallace Collection

Gilt bronze by Caffieri in the Wallace Collection – Caffiery family art Peter Hughes In Paris in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries certain dynasties of artists pursued the same profession for generations. Among those of Italian origin was the Caffieri family of which the founder in France was Philippe Caffieri (1634-1716). He was born in […]

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Museum accessions – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Edward William Godwin

Museum accessions – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Edward William Godwin – Brief Article Eleanor H. Gustafson Louis Comfort Tiffany and Edward William Godwin had many things in common. Both were seminal figures in design on their respective sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the second half of […]

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Rubens and his age – Peter Paul Rubens, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Rubens and his age – Peter Paul Rubens, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario – Brief Article Allison Eckardt Ledes The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is one of the largest museums in the world. It houses some three million objects in an astonishing variety of mediums, collected in large part by the insatiably […]

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A baroque Virginia treasure house: Landon Carter’s Sabine Hall

A baroque Virginia treasure house: Landon Carter’s Sabine Hall Ralph Harvard Sabine Hall is one of a small handful of large baroque houses constructed in Virginia before 1740. Situated on the Rappahannock River in Richmond County, it was built in 1738 and finished and furnished in a grand style by Landon Carter (Fig. 3), the […]

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Travel guide – list of antique dealers by state and city

Travel guide – list of antique dealers by state and city CALIFORNIA Los Angeles BPA COLLECTABLES, INC. AKA LYNNE BEAVERS, 1315 West Pico Blvd., 90015. 7000 sq. ft. warehouse full of architectural artifacts and antiques from Asia, Africa and India. Across the street from the LA Convention Center. Mon-Fri 9-5, Weekends by appointment. (213) 749-7145. […]

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Bierstadt paintings in the Haggin Museum

Bierstadt paintings in the Haggin Museum – Haggin Museum, Stockton, California Alfred C. Jr. Harrison Albert Bierstadt was a great American painter who received substantial critical acclaim when he was a young man in his thirties. By 1864, when his important painting The Rocky Mountains, Landers Peak went on exhibition in New York City, Bierstadt […]

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Ruskin, Turner; and the Pre-Raphaelites – art collector John Ruskin

Ruskin, Turner; and the Pre-Raphaelites – art collector John Ruskin – Brief Article Miriam Kramer John Ruskin, who died one hundred years ago, had a profound influence on artists, politicians, and writers in Britain and overseas. He was the son of a wealthy merchant and much of his education was acquired from his extensive international […]

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London summer openings – Houses of Parliament and parts of Buckingham Palace

London summer openings – Houses of Parliament and parts of Buckingham Palace – Brief Article Miriam Kramer The traditional long summer vacation taken by official London means that the Houses of Parliament and parts of Buckingham Palace are open to the public on a very limited basis. The Houses of Parliament make their home in […]

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Schoolgirl samplers of Dover, New Hampshire

Schoolgirl samplers of Dover, New Hampshire Rita F. Conant The eight samplers illustrated in this article belong to a group of ten, all executed in the first decade of the nineteenth century, judging be the dates stitched into them by their makers.(1) Three of the young needleworkers (see Pls. IV, V) identify Dover, New Hampshire, […]

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Rodmarton Manor, the English arts and crafts movement at its best

Rodmarton Manor, the English arts and crafts movement at its best Mary Greensted Rodmarton Manor, about six miles southwest of the English market town of Cirencester in the Cotswolds, was designed in 1909 by the arts and crafts architect Ernest Barnsley for Claud and Margaret Biddulph. It was traditionally built more or less by hand […]