Posted 12/19/12

A lost Copley found: The New York portrait of Captain Gabriel Maturin

In the spring of 1771 John Singleton Copley had several good reasons to look south to New York for fresh fields to conquer. Although he had effectively joined the social ranks of his clientele by marrying into one of the leading Tory families of Boston and acquired a suitable gentleman's estate on Beacon Hill, his new property required considerable investment while his portrait commissions had begun to slacken. Fortunately there was sufficient clamor for his talents in New York as a result of several of his paintings having established his reputation in the city. 

Posted 11/13/12

The Huntington murals at the Yale University Art Gallery

Even without the sumptuous marble and gilded surfaces, tapestries, and stained glass of their original environment, the new Yale University Art Gallery installation of the Huntington murals is a critical aid in the reconstruction of a little known but important part of our cultural history. 

Posted 11/13/12

The opulent vision of Paolo Veronese

An exhibition of the sixteenth-century master at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, reveals an artist uniquely committed to art, wealth, and aristocracy.

Posted 11/13/12

The coming storm: American landscape painting and the Civil War

The role of the Civil War in redefining America is well known.  What is less well understood is the profound way in which the conflict changed American Art. 

Posted 11/13/12

South America's epic past unfolds in a New York City town house

Living with antiques: A look inside the home of Roberta and Richard Huber, whose collection will be featured in a forthcoming exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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