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April 2024

Vol. 166 | No. 1453

Art in Britain


Purchasing power

Securing acquisitions for museums and galleries is a complicated business at the best of times. Inflationary pressures, heavy demands on limited resources and restraints on what funders can provide all make the process a unique challenge to navigate. Success requires deftly balancing the expertise and creativity of curators and directors with the generosity of collectors, as well as the knowledge and assistance of colleagues in the art market.

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Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now

This exhibition boldly and gracefully traces the impact of Britain’s colonial rule in South Asia on the arts, culture and society of both regions. The transfer of knowledge and culture between the East and the West has long been studied and variously vilified and celebrated. Beyond the Page contributes to these ongoing debates by focusing on miniature painting, exploring the ‘role that Britain’s incursions into South Asia played in the evolution’ of the tradition and its later revival as ‘an aesthetic and critical force’.

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  • A girl, said to depict Lady Arbella Stuart at the age of twenty-three months

    A newly discovered cabinet miniature by Nicholas Hilliard

    By Elizabeth Goldring,Emma Rutherford
  • Lord Grosvenor’s Arabian stallion with a groom

    Phillipo: an Ottoman merchant painted by George Stubbs

    By Theodore Mould
  • Eleanor Anne Porden

    A portrait by Richard Westall of the poet Eleanor Porden

    By Barbara Bryant
  • Design for the new ballroom at Buckingham Palace, London

    The decoration of the ballroom wing at Buckingham Palace, 1850–56

    By Peter T.J. Rumley
  • Master Ward

    Thomas Lawrence’s portrait of Martha Carr

    By Fátima Bethencourt Pérez,Ernest Kowalczyk
  • European Paintings 1300–1800 galleries Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    By Elizabeth Pergam
  • Northern Renaissance gallery Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    By Katherine Boivin
  • Museo della Forma Urbis, Rome

    By Joseph Connors
  • Drawing on Blue

    By Caroline Fowler
  • Fischer von Erlach: Entwurf einer historischen Architektur

    By Martin Weinzettl-Pozsgai
  • John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey

    By Frances Spalding
  • Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now

    By Zahra Khan
  • Entangled Pasts, 1768–Now: Art, Colonialism and Change

    By Rebecca Sykes
  • Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki

    By Humphrey Wine
  • Centro de Arte Hortensia Herrero, Valencia

    By Charles Saumarez Smith