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October 1991

Vol. 133 | No. 1063

The Burlington Magazine

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Editorial

Samsons and Philistines: The University Museums

  • William Coningham and His Collection of Old Masters

    By Francis Haskell

    LOVERS of the National Gallery will inevitably have mixed feelings about William Coningham. On the one hand he presented to it two beautiful panels of Adoring saints by Lorenzo Monaco (nos.215 and 216; Figs.7 and 8) which have come sensationally into their own in the new Sainsbury wing and it was, indirectly, from his collection that the Gallery was able to acquire some of the very finest Old Masters now to be seen there. On the other hand he was a spiteful and vindictive critic of all its policies at the very time when knowledgeable support was most needed: and as a Member of Parliament and an exceptionally cultivated man he could have provided both knowledge and support.

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  • Building God's House in the Roman World. Architectural Adaptation among Pagans, Jews and Christians

    By John Elsner
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  • The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai: The Illuminated Greek Manuscripts, Vol.I, From the Ninth to the Twelfth Century

    By John Lowden
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  • Sumptuous Arts at the Royal Abbeys in Reims and Braine. Ornatus Elegantiae. Varietate Stupendes

    By Paul Crossley
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  • Nuovi studi su la natura morta italiana/New Studies on Italian Still Life Painting

    By John T. Spike
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  • Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard Part III. The Old Testament

    By Christopher Brown
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  • Peter Paul Rubens. Altare fur Bayern

    By Elizabeth McGrath
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  • Esthetiques du XVIIIe siecle. Le Modele francais

    By Neil McWilliam
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  • Turner Prints: The Engraved Work of J. M. W. Turner

    By Anne Lyles
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  • American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons

    By William H. Gerdts
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  • The Image of the Black in Western Art, 4, From the American Revolution to World War I. Part 1: Slaves and Liberators and Part 2: Black Models and White Myths

    By John House
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  • Schinkel. London, Victoria and Albert Museum

    By David Bindman
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  • Vouet. Munich, Neue Pinakothek

    By Pierre Rosenberg
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  • Max Ernst Centenary Exhibitions. Germany

    By David Hopkins
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  • Artemisia Gentileschi. Florence, Casa Buonarroti

    By John T. Spike
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  • Albert Bierstadt. Washington, National Gallery

    By Edward J. Nygren
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