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November 2020

Vol. 162 | No. 1412



The Tate Archive at fifty

In october 1970 The Burlington Magazine published an Editorial announcing the formal establishment of the Tate Archive. Although warmly welcoming the initiative, it lamented that Tate ‘has woken up to its obligations almost too late. Nowadays American universities are prepared to pay large sums for the archives of modern British art and the Tate has no 

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Making The Met: 1870–2020

During the 1918–19 Spanish flu epidemic, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, like other cultural organisations, remained open. In our more enlightened era, the museum closed in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it reopened in late August it could finally reveal the delayed exhibition celebrating its 150th anniversary, a handsome 

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November 2020, #1412 – Vol 162


  • A sculpture of the Virgin Annunciate by Jean Guillaumet, called Jehan de Chartres

    By Maryan W. Ainsworth
  • A statue of Marcantonio Colonna by Guglielmo della Porta

    By Grégoire Extermann
  • The Apollo Coach by Cristoforo Schor

    By Raúl Martinez Arranz
  • Designs by John Gibson for the Gibson Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts

    By Anna Frasca-Rath,Annette Wickham
  • Avatars of Antiquity I: From the nude warrior in Florence to the alien maiden in Piccadilly

    By Nicholas Penny
  • The reopening of the Dresden Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

    By Alexandra Gajewski
  • Alain Erlande-Brandenburg (1937–2020)

    By Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye
  • Il Bresciano: Bronze-Caster of Renaissance Venice

    By Jeremy Warren
  • Ornament as Argument: Textile Pages and Textile Metaphors in Early Medieval Manuscripts

    By Klaus Gereon Beuckers
  • La scultura nella Sicilia normanna

    By Francesco Capitummino
  • The Wyvern Collection: Medieval and Later Ivory Carvings and Small Sculpture

    By Sarah M. Guérin
  • L’Altare di San Giovanni del Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Firenze: Il restauro (2006–2012)

    By Luca Palozzi
  • Egyptian and Roman Antiquities and Renaissance Decorative Arts (The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series A: Antiquities and Architecture, Part 8)

    By Ian Jenkins
  • Fancy in Eighteenth-Century European Visual Culture

    By Yuriko Jackall
  • Working Against the Grain: Women Sculptors in Britain c.1885–1950

    By Katharine Eustace
  • Never Again. Gardens of Peace: A Landscape and Architectural History of War Cemeteries

  • Sculpting Art History: Essays in Memory of Benedict Read

    By David J. Getsy
  • Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

    By Colin Rhodes
  • Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist as Medium

    By Michael Richardson Contemporary
  • Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld

    By Kirstin Kennedy
  • Raphael: 1520–1483

    By Patrizia Cavazzini
  • Peter Paul Rubens and the Northern Baroque

    By Sebastian Dohe
  • Georges de La Tour: Europe of Light

    By Maria Cristina Terzaghi
  • Making The Met: 1870–2020

    By Eric Zafran
  • The Beginning: Art in Austria, 1945 to 1980

    By Michelle Jackson-Beckett