The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

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Exhibition and call for papers: ‘Power Couples. The Pendant Format in Art’

Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2019 Exhibition: 11 July to 8 December 2019 Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art considers how two interdependent works, called pendants, convey meaning. The study of this popular portrait format reveals a variety of artistic strategies at play – desires to […]

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Call for manuscripts: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets

Brill’s Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections has increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer […]

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Call for Papers: Goldsmiths and Bankers as Collectors

Conference: Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 28 October, 2019 Deadline for submissions: Friday 10 May, 2019 2019 will see the return to Osterley Park of one of the many remarkable Old Master paintings acquired by the Child family in the throes of Britain’s late 17th century financial revolution. The Childs are part of a long line of […]

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Exhibitions and symposium: Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud and Childhood Now, 16 March to 16 June 2019

Compton Verney, 16 March to 16 June 2019 Symposium: 29 March 2019 (programme and booking here)   Painting Childhood is a celebration of children, childhood and innocence brings together some of the most iconic paintings, sketches and sculptures of children produced in the past 500 years. Featuring stunning portraits, amusing scenes and touching ‘fancy pictures’, the exhibition […]

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A re-discovered portrait of Charles Marsh FSA by L.F. Abbott from the 1790s

Society of Antiquaries of London lecture by Maurice Howard, FSA The recent gift to the Society of this sensitive and haunting portrait enables investigation of the lively debate about antiquities in the late 18th century, the way that learned gentlemen of considerable means chose to create their self-image and, since Marsh lived at Twickenham, its […]

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