John Leigh

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A panoply of plastic poses: on Emma Hamilton

A new book explores her extraordinary personal and social transformations

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Grand melancholy and class: on Anthony van Dyck

The artist’s soulful portraits conferred high status on his sitters—and on subsequent owners

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Emerging from the Parisian shadow, Renaissance Lyons comes into its own

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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…'

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This book argues that aristocratic collectors were the main cause of the emergence of a French School of painting

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