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February 2022

Vol. 164 | No. 1427

Northern European Art


Looking forward


Thanks to the pandemic, 2022 has stepped nervously into history. As we go to press, museums in Denmark have just reopened, but those in the Netherlands remain closed; the museums of Dresden, in common with all of Saxony, are still shut. In France, Italy and the United Kingdom, museums remain open, albeit with constraints, such as having to book visits or produce vaccination certificates.

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New galleries of Dutch and Flemish art


2021 saw the opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), of two related initiatives: the Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA), the first resource of its kind in the United States, and a suite of newly installed corridors and galleries for Dutch and Flemish art. Both were made possible through the generosity of two collector couples, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie. 

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  • St Jerome in his study

    Margaret van Eyck, a house called ‘The Wild Sea’ and Jan van Eyck’s posthumous workshop

    By Jan Dumolyn,Susan Jones,Ward Leloup,Toon De Meester,Mathijs Speecke
  • Cast of original of a seal of John Weston

    The ‘Weston Altarpiece’ in the Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell

    By Richard West
  • The crucifixion of St Peter

    ‘The crucifixion of St Peter’: Gerard Seghers, Michelangelo and Caravaggio

    By Anne Delvingt
  • Augusta, Duchess of Brunswick, with her son

    Christian VII of Denmark’s lost British portraits

    By Sara Ayres
  • Field with irises near Arles

    The Art of Conservation: XVII: Jan Cornelis Traas, paintings restorer of the Van Gogh family collection

    By Ella Hendriks
  • A triumphal arch

    Colossal orders and a Classical fa ade: Hoefnagel and Nonsuch revisited

    By Martin Biddle
  • Christian Theuerkauff

    Christian Theuerkauff (1936–2021)

    By Marjorie Trusted
  • The finding of the infant Bacchus on Chios

    The finding of the infant Bacchus

    By Lars Hendrikman