Researching the researchers

ON 29TH AUGUST 1945 Oliver Millar visited Audley End, Essex, three years before Lord Braybrooke sold the great Jacobean house to the Ministry of Works. He made notes on its paintings in the first of forty-nine journals that over the next sixty years were to record his travels to public and private collections, exhibitions and auction sales in the United Kingdom and abroad. 

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Florine Stettheimer. New York and Toronto

THERE ARE PAINTERS, and then there are painters’ painters. Many become the former; only a few become the latter. It is a rarefied community, and one that Florine Stettheimer – a wealthy, queer, Jewish New Yorker who painted her friends and family in her palatial midtown home – has dominated for the past century.

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