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New Book | François Boucher: Artist, Collector, and Connoisseur

From Depending upon when it’s published (10/08/2016), it might make sense to post on his birthday, 29 September (1703). Now December 2018. Jessica Priebe, François Boucher and the Luxury of Art in Paris, 1703–1770: Artist,...
From: Enfilade on 19 Apr 2019

New Book | Romantic Legacies

From Routledge: Shun-liang Chao and John Michael Corrigan, eds., Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts (London: Routledge, 2019), 336 pages, ISBN: 978-0367076726, £115 / $145. Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary...
From: Enfilade on 19 Apr 2019

New Book | Restoration

The publication resulting from the 64th annual Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art in 2015 by Thomas Crow is now available from Princeton UP: Thomas Crow, Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European...
From: Enfilade on 18 Apr 2019

New Book: “Jóvenes y juventud en los espacios ibéricos durante el Antiguo Régimen”

Jóvenes y juventud en los espacios ibéricos durante el Antiguo Régimen: Vidas en construcción, Fernanda Olival, José Pablo Blanco Carrasco, & Máximo García Fernández, eds (Edições...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 17 Apr 2019

The evolution of collection practices: a case study

A guest post by Lauren Liebe There is nothing quite as exciting in archival research as stumbling upon an unexpected connection between two objects. When I called up L852 copy 3 and D2292, I had not realized that they shared a Folger case file number...
From: The Collation on 16 Apr 2019

New Book: “A Maturing Market: The Iberian Book World”

A Maturing Market: The Iberian Book World in the First Half of the Seventeenth-Century, Alexander S. Wilkinson & Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo, eds (Brill, 2017).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 15 Apr 2019

The art of cuckoldom

A spoof? Title: The art of cuckoldom : exemplified in the history of Don Fernando. A Spanish tale. With curious and interesting notes / translated by T. Dutton, Esq. Publication: London : Printed for the translator; and sold by D. Brewman,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Apr 2019

A Cabinetmaker is Captured

Even though a Salem company of militia men did not make it to Lexington and Concord in time to participate in the battles that commenced the Revolutionary War (I still can’t figure out what Timothy Pickering was doing on that day), there are still...
From: streets of salem on 15 Apr 2019

New Book: Imbrulia, “The Jesuit Missions of Paraguay”

Girolamo Imbruglia, The Jesuit Missions of Paraguay and a Cultural History of Utopia (1568-1789) (Brill, 2017).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Apr 2019

Sei Duetti … Dedicati a … la … Marchesana di Rockingamme

Creator: Giardini, Felice, 1716-1796. Title: Sei Duetti … Dedicati a … la … Marchesana di Rockingamme. Created: [London], [1762] Catalog Record 74 762 Se457 Acquired April 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Apr 2019

Britons to arms!

Title: Britons to arms! : among the various threats used by the tyrannical and insidious enemy, who is attempting our destruction and overthrow, the plunder of our country! is held out as the reward to the armies which are to invade us, …. But...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2019

Accounts book of Roger Pettiward of Putney, 1789-1796

Manuscript ledger of Roger Pettiward for the years 1789-1796, when he was a bachelor in his late 30’s living primarily in Putney. This extensive and detailed ledger offers insight into the necessities and frivolities of an 18th century...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Apr 2019

New Book: Soyer, “Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories in the EM Iberian World”

François Soyer, Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories in the Early Modern Iberian World: Narratives of Fear and Hatred (Brill, 2019).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 10 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (April 10, 1769). “A FRESH supply of choice drugs and medicines.” When I looked at this advertisement I wondered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2019

Salem 1897

Salem 1897: William McKinley was President of the United States, Roger Wolcott was Governor of Massachusetts, and the Salem Evening News published an Illustrated History of Salem and its Environs, which includes photographs of many mustachioed...
From: streets of salem on 10 Apr 2019

New Book | Chinese Architecture: A History

From Princeton UP: Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, Chinese Architecture: A History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019), 400 pags, ISBN: 978-0691169989, $65 / £50. Throughout history, China has maintained one of the world’s richest built...
From: Enfilade on 10 Apr 2019

New Book: Yun Casalilla, “Iberian World Empires & the Globalization of Europe”

Bartolomé Yun Casalilla, Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe, 1415-1668 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Apr 2019

Ascherson Reviews Elliott, “Scots & Catalans” in the NYRB, April 18, 2019

The New York Review of Books, April 18, 2019. Neal Ascherson reviews J.H. Elliott, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion (Yale, 2018).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 8 Apr 2019

New Book | Ottoman Baroque

From Princeton UP: Ünver Rüstem, Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019), 336 pages, ISBN: 978-0691181875, $65 / £50. With its idiosyncratic yet unmistakable...
From: Enfilade on 8 Apr 2019

New Book | Wallpapers at Temple Newsam

From John Sandoe Books in London, published by Leeds Art Fund: Anthony Wells-Cole and Barbara Walker, Wallpapers at Temple Newsam: 1635 to the Present, Issue 3 of Leeds Art Studies (Leeds: Leeds Art Collections Fund, 2018), 367 pages, ISBN: 978-0954797959,...
From: Enfilade on 7 Apr 2019

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