Charlotte Gere

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Influential then, forgotten since, remembered again: on Nino Costa

The influential “Etruscan” painter and Risorgimento patriot deserves our recognition

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Important, but seldom noticed: on the stained glass of the Arts and Crafts Movement

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Bluestockings and botany

Horticultural art of the 18th century owes much to the aristocratic female garden-makers who were at the centre of Georgian society

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Fleur pouvoir

French 19th-century flower painting gets a long overdue accolade

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Lawsuit raises questions about Warhol authentication process

Foundation’s sales agent also worked for authentication board; president rejects claim decisions may have been made for financial gain

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Books

Book Review: Ford Madox Brown’s moment

This catalogue is the first comprehensive examination of the pre-Raphaelite artist’s career for half a century

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Books: Rossetti’s fascination with women’s bodies and Dadd’s madness are investigated

Libido and lunacy — the obsessions of two artists

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Book Review: A decade of change between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic movement

An excellently wrought assessment of the cast of characters that defined the mid-19th century

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African American art

Swann advocates African-American art in new sale

Auction house combines blue-chip works and those priced to entice new collectors

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach banks on the tried and tested

Established artists first to sell as collectors take their time over emerging talents

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Leonardo da Vinci

Books: The cautionary tale of America’s other “Leonardo”

The painting that still languishes in a vault, despite nearly a century of squabbling

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This book argues that John Everett Millais’ later works deserve as much attention as his pre-Raphaelite paintings

Not as bad as he has been made out to be

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A story of politics and class in a new biography of Henry Cole

An exhaustive treatment of the man behind the Great Exhibition, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Prince Albert and much, much more

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The story of a style journey at the Victoria & Albert

The book that accompanies the newly opened British galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum reveals the extraordinary richness and diversity of the museum’s collections

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The story of a style journey in the V&A's British galleries

The book that accompanies the newly opened British galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum reveals the extraordinary richness of the museum’s collections

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Exhibitions

Queen Victoria’s Centenary at the Victoria and Albert Museum: Conspicuous by her absence

A weak exhibition that attempts to survey the Victorian legacy is partially redeemed by the accompanying book

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Exhibitions

Gardening and art at the National Portrait Gallery

Women’s studies blended with the media biography and botanical illustration

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Gilded Age

A charmed couple: the art and life of Walter and Matilda Gay

A celebration of the Gilded Age couple famed for their taste and refinement

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William R. Johnston, William and Henry Walters, the reticent collectors

A compelling biography of the father and son who founded the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

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The Victoria and Albert Museum. The great Kensington Kunstkammer

The museum and the Great Exhibition from which it derives are the subject of five new books

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The lives of the collectors: J. Pierpont Morgan. Everything but the art

This blockbuster biography records the life of the American financier in exhaustive and exhausting detail, but fails to tell the story of his collecting

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Lives of collectors: a faux Frick biography

This biography of Henry Clay Frick takes a psychological approach that leaves much to be desired

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Renaissance

"Renaissance women patrons, wives and widows in Italy, c. 1300-1550"

Catherine E. King's book reviewed

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Janet Myles, L.N. Cottingham, 1787-1874: architect of the Gothic Revival

Restoring a pioneer of the Gothic Revival to his rightful position

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Decorative arts

Interior architecture: a domestic model for intellectuals

Designers Carl and Karin Larsson were creators of Swedish style, at present much featured in the glossies

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New book demystifies nineteenth-century Pittsburgh collectors and how they rose out of the US's industrial centre

The birth of American collecting: Frick, Mellon and Carnegie analysed

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Books: Pugin’s Gothic genius

Two books accompanying recent museum shows