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January 2021

Vol. 163 | No. 1414

Italian Art


The Society of Antiquaries

In the happy days before the pandemic, when crowds streamed through the archway of Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, few people intent on visiting an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) stopped to look closely at the handsome classical façades surrounding its forecourt. These buildings are part of a remarkable Victorian campus

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The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces

This small but highly important exhibition of the Torlonia Marbles is hosted in a newly renovated space on the ground floor of the Villa Caffarelli, Rome. It is adjacent to the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the site of the world’s first public museum created in 1734, when Pope Clement XII founded the Museo Capitolino, now a wider institution that also includes 

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    The Ludovisi Tondo: a rediscovered sculpture by Jacopo della Quercia

    By Paolo Cova
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    ‘The crossing of the Red Sea’ in the collection of Cardinal Fesch

    By Matteo Gianeselli
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    Raphael’s Villa Madama: a document of 1519

    By Paul Davies
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    Revisiting Titian’s ‘Flight into Egypt’ at Ca’ Loredan, Venice

    By James R. Jewitt
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    Caravaggio in exile: new documents

    By Giulia Cocconi
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    Avatars of Antiquity III: Reading the Passions

    By Nicholas Penny
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    Plumbing fixtures: the vexing and perplexing case of R. Mutt’s ‘Fountain’

    By Irene Gammel
  • The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces

    By Clare Hornsby
  • Notre-Dame, Paris: From Victor Hugo to Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc

    By Samantha Dumaine
  • Body and Soul: Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo

    By Anne Lepoittevin
  • Raphael: Prince Albert’s Passion

    By Michael Hall
  • A Prince’s Treasure. From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion: The Royal Collection Returns to Brighton

    By Christopher L. Maxwell
  • Ernst Barlach on the 150th anniversary of his birth

    By Aya Soika
  • Art Deco by the Sea

    By Alistair Fair
  • Max Beckmann: feminine–masculine

    By Lucy Wasensteiner
  • David Park: A Retrospective

    By Kenneth Baker