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June 2021

Vol. 163 | No. 1419

Works of art on paper

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Editorial

The purposes of art

O welche Lust! The prisoners’ hymn of joy on being released from the dungeons in Beethoven’s Fidelio came to mind as this issue passed for press on 17th May, the day that saw a major advance in the United Kingdom’s emergence from COVID-inspired lockdown.

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The Frick Reframed

Liberated from the barrier of an angular, velvet-covered sofa, J.M.W. Turner’s Cologne, the arrival of the packet-boat: evening (1826) can now be seen from a few inches away. The delicate sepia strokes that render a procession of figures and carriage along the distant pier are easily distinguishable. 

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  • Clérisseau’s journey to Dalmatia: a newly attributed collection of drawings

    By Ana Sverko
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  • A newly discovered figure study for Francesco Vanni’s ‘Return of the Holy Family from Egypt’

    By Tobias Kämpf
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  • A drawing attributed to Adam Elsheimer in the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid

    By Isabel García-Toraño Martínez,Álvaro Pascual Chenel,Ángel Rodríguez Rebollo
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  • Trading in art: Antonio Cesare di Poggi (1744–1836)

    By Tony Barnard
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  • Reminiscences of the British Museum Print Room, 1954–65

    By Christopher White
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  • The new Whistler catalogue raisonné

    By Kenneth McConkey
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  • Les dessins de la collection Mariette: Écoles italienne et espagnole

    By Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò
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  • The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture: History, Theory, Practice

    By Paul Williamson
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  • Das Berner Münster. Das erste Jahrhundert: Von der Grundsteinlegung bis zur Chorvollendung und Reformation (1421–1517/1528)

    By Jens Rüffer
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  • Art and Faith in the Venetian World: Venerating Christ as the Man of Sorrows

    By Linda Borean
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  • Alessandro Turchi detto l’Orbetto, 1578–1649

    By Stéphane Loire
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  • Die Zeichnungen des Giovan Battista Beinaschi aus der Sammlung der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf am Kunstpalast

    By Oliver Tostmann
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  • L’Art et la manière: Dessins français du XVIIIesiècle des musées de Marseille

    By Christoph Martin Vogtherr
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  • Victorian Artists’ Autograph Replicas: Auras, Aesthetics, Patronage and the Art Market

    By Emily M. Weeks
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  • Dusti Bongé, Art and Life: Biloxi, New Orleans, New York

    By Joan Marter
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  • The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution

    By Konstantin Akinsha
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  • Thinking the Plant: The Watercolour Drawings of Rebecca John

    By Susan Owens
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  • Portrait of a Muse: Frances Graham, Edward Burne-Jones and the Pre- Raphaelite Dream

    By Charlotte Gere
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  • Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde

    By Roísín Kennedy
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  • Vitamin D3: Today’s Best in Contemporary Drawing

    By Kathryn Lloyd
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  • The Frick Reframed

    By Elizabeth Pergam
  • Une des provinces du rococo: La Chine rêvée de François Boucher

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  • Turner’s Modern World

    By Jonathan Yarker
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  • Maurice Denis: Love

    By Louis Deltour
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  • Museo del Prado 1819–2019: Un lugar de memoria

    By Amanda Dotseth
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