17th century

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Book on Luisa Roldán shines new light on the 17th-century Spanish sculptor—but why does it lead on her marriage, not her masterpieces?

Volume is the debut instalment of a new series, Illuminating Women Artists, responding to the interest in those “who had nearly been lost to history”

The Big Review: Artemisia at the National Gallery in London

The artist’s first major UK exhibition uses dramatic spaces and biographical detail to bring her career into closer focus

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

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

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