17th century

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This facsimile of a late 16th-century Italian manuscript on how to fence is a masterpiece of draughtsmanship

Camillo Palladini was a master swordsman whose work has been lost for centuries until this publication

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Morgan Library explores how the Grand Siècle in Rome inspired the drawings of Poussin and Claude

The exhibition brings together more than 50 works created by French artists living abroad

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The powerful presence of Rubens in every age

Theodore K. Rabb looks at the Flemish artist’s “legacy” over nearly four centuries

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The most important collectors you’ve never heard of: The Van Otterloos

Next year their collection of Dutch and Flemish 17th-century paintings goes on display for the first time in Europe and the US. The couple gave us their first ever interview

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Restoring Charles I's queen to her rightful place as a major collector and patron of the arts

Henrietta Maria: patron, collector and propagandist

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Books: The latest volumes of the Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo reassemble the collector’s botanic illustrations

Visual reproductions to capture nature

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How the Verneys, whose seat, Claydon, is a National Trust treasure, fared in the turbulent 17th century

A true story of love, war and madness

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Grinling Gibbons, a superstar rediscovered at the V&A

Fires at the Pitti Palace and Hampton Court have led to this survey of baroque sculptor, Grinling Gibbons

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Portrait miniatures, Little England

Three books demonstrate the revival of interest in portrait miniatures and the leading role of the Victoria and Albert Museum in this field