A panoply of plastic poses: on Emma Hamilton
A new book explores her extraordinary personal and social transformations
Grand melancholy and class: on Anthony van Dyck
The artist’s soulful portraits conferred high status on his sitters—and on subsequent owners
Emerging from the Parisian shadow, Renaissance Lyons comes into its own
The Art of Domestic Life: This well-argued study considers the changing status of women in family portraits
'That’s no lady, that’s my wife…'
This book argues that aristocratic collectors were the main cause of the emergence of a French School of painting
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