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Comments on the Practice of Connoisseurship
Summer 2001
A connoisseur is 'one aesthetically versed in any subject, esp., one who understands the details, technique, or principles of a fine art; one competent to act as a...
Cosway Bindings
Summer 2001
In the first decade of the twentieth century, the London bookselling firm of Henry Sotheran & company introduced a type of binding that was decorative...
Museum Focus: Higgins Armory Museum
Summer 2001
The Higgins Armory Museum contains one of the largest collections of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance arms and armor...
Small Wonder: A Miniature Armor by E. Granger of Paris
Summer 2001
Among the holdings of the Higgins Armory Museum are miniature armors and elements. One of the finest is a suit that measures under...
The Importance of Scale in Framing Works of Art
Summer 2001
Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883) said, 'Without the proper frame, the artist loses 100 percent.' Many noted artists...
The Windsor Side Chair in the Dining Room
Summer 2001
The introduction of Windsor side chairs at the close of the Revolutionary War opened a new chapter in the popularity of this vernacular seating style in America...
Vermeer and the Delft School
Summer 2001
Vermeer and the Delft School, the exhibition at The National Gallery, London, from June 20 to September 16, presents a rather different image of Delft’s most...
An Introduction to Understanding Antique Delft
Early Spring 2001
Delftware was produced in most Western and Middle Eastern countries between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries...
Bacchus and Ariadne by Giuseppe Cades (1750–1799)
Early Spring 2001
Born in Rome at the midpoint of the eighteenth century to a French father and an Italian mother, Giuseppe Cades (1750–1799) was a child...
Celebrating the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s
Early Spring 2001
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Department of Costume and Textiles houses one of the oldest and largest collections of its type in the...
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