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September 2021

Vol. 163 | No. 1422

The secrets of a revolutionary portrait


Nicholas Goodison and The Burlington Magazine

Benedict Nicolson, editor of this Magazine from 1947 to 1978, was an astute talent spotter. In 1975 he invited Nicholas Goodison to join the editorial board, writing in a letter to him that ‘We all felt you would be an ideal person to help us, since there is nobody on the Board with your expert knowledge of the applied arts, or indeed with your knowledge of finance’.

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Exhibition Review

Cézanne Drawing

‘A deep dive into Paul Cézanne’s process in pencil, ink and watercolor’ is how the curator Jodi Hauptman introduces this capacious, thrilling exhibition.The title is key: Cézanne Drawing, rather than ‘Cézanne’s Drawings’. 

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  • Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier, by Jacques-Louis David. 1788. Oil on canv

    The Lavoisiers by David: technical findings on portraiture at the brink of revolution

    By David Pullins,Dorothy Mahon,Silvia A. Centeno
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    Pintoricchio in Rome: a design for Domenico della Rovere

    By Furio Rinaldi
  • Vulcan, Venus, Cupid and Mars, attributed to Gian Marco Cavalli. c.1500. Bronze with gilding and inlaid silver, diameter 42 cm. (Private collection).

    A bronze roundel for the Mantuan court: towards an oeuvre of Gian Marco Cavalli

    By Guido Rebecchini
  • Roman Charity, by Hendrick ter Brugghen. 1623. Oil on canvas, 149 by 136 cm. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).

    ‘Roman Charity’: a newly discovered painting by Hendrick ter Brugghen

    By Wayne E. Franits
  • Ambrogio Raffele (left) and Carlo Pollonera (right) in a hayloft, by John Singer Sargent. 1904. Watercolour on paper, 40.6 by 30.5 cm. (Brooklyn Museum, New York).

    Pollonera and Raffele in the Alps with Sargent, 1903–10

    By Michele Amedei
  • Spoon. Bini-Portuguese, 1525–50. Ivory, length 26 cm. (Welt Museum, Vienna).

    An Afro-Portuguese ivory from Ksar es-Seghir, Morocco

    By Mário Varela Gomes,Luís Urbano Afonso
  • The family of Jean-le-Boîteux, peasants of Plougasnou, Finistère, by Jean-François Raffaëlli. Here dated to 1877. Oil on canvas, 190.5 by 154.3 cm. (Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Scala Archives).

    The missing piece of Jean- François Raffaëlli’s ‘The family of Jean-le-Boîteux’

    By Carmen Rosenberg-Miller
  • The Lapis Lazuli Egg, attributed to Peter Carl Fabergé. c.1885–90. Gold, enamel, lapis lazuli, pearls, diamonds and rubies, 5.9 by 4.5 cm. (Cleveland Museum of Art).

    The Lapis Lazuli Egg in the Cleveland Museum of Art

    By Chad Solon
  • Self-portrait, by Jacques François, here identified as Louise Amour Marie de La Roche de Fontenilles

    A forgotten painter at the Impressionist exhibitions: ‘Jacques François’ or the Marquise de Rambures (1844–1924)

    By Alexandra Morrison
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    Ronald Lightbown (1932–2021)

    By Simon Jervis