Not a step wrong: on Pompeo Batoni
A revised catalogue of the artist's work brings his achievements into view
A uniquely British phenomenon: how museums sprang up in the UK
From the 1860s, a network of museums were founded nationwide
The artist now seems more original than Reynolds or Gainsborough
A forgotten artist returns: George Morland’s work is at last acknowledged
Morland was an exceptional landscape painter and a great observer of social mores
New material for students of 18th-century taste, collecting, archaeology and the cultural exchange between Italy and Britain
Diggers, dealers and dilettanti
Books: Is Hogarth the greatest British artist of all time?
Three publications illuminate the subject of Tate Britain’s major exhibition
The story of the great Augustan collectors of antiquities
An explanation, an adoration and a lament
Gainsborough's House director Hugh Belsey on competing with Tate: Goliath wins
Should Gainsborough’s House have given way to the Tate over a painting in the current Tate exhibition?