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Vermeer’s Cupid Revealed!

14 May 2019

Vermeer, “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window,” (with recent restoration revealing image of Cupid), c. 1658. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden Like many other...

Fragonard and Morisot?

16 April 2019

Berthe Morisot, “Reading (The Green Umbrella), 1873. Oil on fabric, 18 1/8 × 28 1/4 in. (46 × 71.8 cm). Cleveland Museum of Art The post that you are reading is a...

Crevelli’s Cucumbers, Christ, and Cotán

9 January 2019

Carlo Crivelli, Madonna and Child, c. 1480 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) I am reading the most wonderful book right now, The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint,...

Wiley and Morris at the St Louis Art Museum

19 December 2018

The radio silence on my blog has been deafening for me, but luckily I’ve been able to do some writing over the past few months. The William Morris Society in the United States...