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A Cradle of Chinese Civilization Along the Yangzi River: Bronze Treasures from Hunan
11th Anniversary
The earliest records of the ancient bronzes of Hunan Province, China, come from the Song dynasty (960–1279) scholar Hong Mai (1123–1202).
Winterthur Primer: A Metamorphosis: The Changing Nature of Fraktur Studies
11th Anniversary
In 2008, Winterthur Museum acquired a spectacular four-part fraktur metamorphosis series, prompting the collaboration of curators, conservators, and scientists to more fully understand the object.
Winter Antiques Show Loan Exhibit: Charleston's Master Works Presented by Historic Charleston
11th Anniversary
As British North America’s most cosmopolitan seaport, Charleston fascinated and astonished visitors from both sides of the Atlantic. As early as 1709, English
American Modernism: The Shein Collection
Summer 2010
The early American modernists may be usefully understood as the generation of artists born primarily between 1875 and 1890 who promulgated the new languages of
Boston School Paintings: The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. James R. Taylor
Summer 2010
When James R. Taylor (1887–1962) of Boston began acquiring paintings and decorative objects in the first quarter of the twentieth century
Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica
Summer 2010
“Now for Jamaica . . . the scenery is superb,” Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) remarked when he traveled to Jamaica in May of 1865 in search of new tropical material and respite
I. Gilbert. Painter: Little Known Folk Artist
Summer 2010
I first became acquainted with the work of the early American folk portrait painter I. Gillbert about thirty-five years ago on a visit to the home of noted collector, researcher, and writer
Making History: Art and Industry in the Saco River Valley
Summer 2010
The Saco River makes its way from its source in New Hampshire’s White Mountains to Maine’s Atlantic coast. Its dramatic course through the Saco River Valley defines a region where
Picasso Looks at Degas
Summer 2010
Throughout his long and prolific career, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) observed and absorbed the work of other artists. One artist Picasso particularly admires was
Son of Whom? A Collector's Journey
Summer 2010
When my wife and I acquired a portrait at a Sotheby’s Important Americana auction in 1990 (Fig. 1), the catalogue entry read, “According to tradition, this young man is
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