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June 2023

Vol. 165 | No. 1443

Liotard, Boucher and ‘A woman reading’


The future of the RIBA Drawings Collection

When the Institute of British Architects was founded in London in 1834 – it added ‘Royal’ to its name in 1837 – education and research were at the heart of its objectives. According to its charter, its purpose is ‘the general advancement of Civil Architecture’, and ‘promoting and facilitating the acquirement of the knowledge of the various arts and sciences connected therewith’.

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Dessins français du XIXe siècle and Léon Bonvin 1834–1866: Drawn to the Everyday. Catalogue Raisonné

The Fondation Custodia, Paris, has an exemplary history of researching and publishing its collection of works of art on paper. This long-standing commitment continued undiminished under the energetic directorship of the late Ger Luijten, from 2010 to 2022, enhanced by the dissemination of collections-based research via email newsletters and online catalogues, many of recent acquisitions.

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  • 1. Family portrait, here identified as Self-portrait with his family

    A third self-portrait by Gillis Van Tilborgh

    By Leen Kelchtermans,Katharina van Cauteren
  • The death of Eurydice

    Poussin and opera: the subject of ‘Landscape with a man killed by a snake’

    By James R. Jewitt
  • Louis-François Roubiliac

    Roubiliac and Sprimont: a friendship revisited

    By Tessa Murdoch
  • Monsieur Levett and Mademoiselle Hélène Glavani in Turkish costume

    Liotard and Boucher: a question of precedence

    By Perrin Stein
  • Perseus and Andromeda

    Titian’s ‘Perseus and Andromeda’: a missing link in the chain of provenance

    By Ann Gunn
  • Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex

    A portrait of Frances Walsingham: identification and future research

    By Elise Effmann Clifford
  • Writing desk.

    Joséphine Bowes’s gift to Napoleon III: Antoine-Jean Gros’s ‘Napoleon distributing the cross of the Legionof Honour to artists during hisvisit to the Salon of 1808’

    By Simon Spier,Judith Phillips
  • The salle des Colonnes.

    The new museum in the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris

  • Ger Luijten in October 2019.

    Ger Luijten (1956–2022)

    By Peter Hecht