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September 2017

Vol. 159 | No. 1374


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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Picasso’s portraits of Isabel Rawsthorne

By Carol Jacobi

PABLO PICASSO’S PICTURES of the painter Isabel Rawsthorne (1912–92), who was also portrayed by Jacob Epstein, André Derain, Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, have remained unidentified for sixty years. This article discusses three portraits that arose from Rawsthorne’s friendship with Picasso. 

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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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