Magazine September/October 2022


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022


Editor's Letter

Field Notes

Water is Life
Elizabeth Pochoda

Current and Coming

Mediterranean diaspora: Botticelli in Minneapolis, Giacometti in Seattle, and polychrome Greek sculpture in New York

Auction Notes

Upcoming Sales: The great Peter Tillou's estate, and the mysterious art of Gertrude Abercrombie

Object Lesson

The Art of the Game
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

On Books

A Few Collectors by Pierre Le-Tan
James Gardner

Dealer Profile

The Virginian: Taylor Thistlewaite believes that antiques and vintage designs give collectors a sense of place, a sense of history, and a sense of belonging
Sarah Bilotta

New Light

More on Federal Bostonians and Their London Jeweler, Stephen Twycross
Pamela Ehrlich

Events

Elizabeth Lanza

Endnotes

A Portrait and a Personal History Revealed
Eleanor H. Gustafson

Image
On the cover: Bélizaire and the Frey Children, attributed to Jacques Amans (1801–1888), c. 1837. Collection of Jeremy K. Simien; photograph by Selina McKane.


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Features



The Origins of Edgefield Pottery

A curator at the Metropolitan Museum examines the history of the famed nineteenth-century South Carolina ceramics

Adrienne Spinozzi

Citizen Biddle

Philadelphia's Woodmere Art Museum celebrates a native son, the progressive artist George Biddle

Thomas Connors

Sculptor Sui Generis

Literally peerless, Auguste Rodin brought a supremely idiosyncratic sensibility to bear on the making of art

James Gardner

Selections from 100 Years of ANTIQUES Covers

Early Fall edition

Martin Minerva

English Lessons

A new exhibition explores the ways that Tudor England absorbed the artistic styles of the Continent and made them its own

James Gardner

Yesterday and Today: Art and Design (Part II)

An art historian continues his exploration of the affinities he finds between works of contemporary art and early modern decorative arts in the collection he shares with his husband
Joseph Cunningham