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Rose Reverie

These are the rose weeks of the summer in central New England: while newer varieties of roses are bred to be repeat- or ever-blooming the older varieties bloom now, so if you walk the streets of an older city or town you’re going to see bursting...
From: streets of salem on 24 Jun 2019

Exhibition | Curieux Antiquaires: Les débuts de l’archéologie à Bavay

From the Forum Antique de Bavay: Curieux Antiquaires: The Origins of Archaeology in Bavay in the 18th and 19th Centuries Forum Antique, Bavay (Nord), 7 February — 27 August 2019 L’antiquaire est par définition un grand collectionneur…...
From: Enfilade on 23 Jun 2019

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

A series of prints taken from the New Testament

Intended to accompany Sarah Trimmer’s ‘A description of a set of prints taken from the New Testament’. Author: Trimmer, Sarah, 1741-1810. Title: A series of prints taken from the New Testament, designed as ornaments for those apartments...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Jun 2019

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (June 19, 1769). “Elegant PICTURES, Framed and glazed in AMERICA.” Late in the spring of 1769, bookseller Garrat Noel placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2019

Mid-Century Maritime

The Peabody Essex Museum’s new building, or at least its exterior, is now completed, creating a sweep of contrasting structures along Essex Street, with the East India Marine Hall centered between two more modern monolithic structures. During the...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jun 2019

Exhibition | Romantic Germany

Now on view at the Petit Palais: Romantic Germany: Drawings from the Museums of Weimar Petit Palais, Paris, 22 May — 1 September 2019 Curated by Hermann Mildenberger, Gaëlle Rio, and Christophe Leribault For the first time in France the Petit...
From: Enfilade on 19 Jun 2019

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (June 15, 1769). “ROBERT AITKEN, Bookseller, From Glasgow.” Robert Aitken, a bookseller, kept shop in Philadelphia only briefly in 1769. In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2019

All the world and half a dozen lemons

A guest post by Lauren Working Letter from Thomas Wood to Richard Bagot, 10 October 1576, Folger MS L.a.987 (click for zoomable version) Thomas Wood’s 1576 letter to Richard Bagot begins conventionally enough. Wood was sending some artichoke “slips”...
From: The Collation on 18 Jun 2019

New Book | Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette’s Court

From Routledge: Sarah Grant, Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette’s Court: The Princesse de Lamballe (New York: Routledge, 2018), 248 pages, ISBN: 978-1138480827 (hardcover), $150 / ISBN: 978-1351061827 (ebook), $55. This comprehensive...
From: Enfilade on 18 Jun 2019

Les sérails de Londres

Uniform Title: [Nocturnal revels. French] Title: Les sérails de Londres, ou, Les amusemens nocturnes, contenant les scènes qui y sont journellement représentées, les portraits et la description des courtisannes les plus célèbres,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jun 2019

New Book | Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon

From Routledge: Denise Maior-Barron, Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon: Heritage Interpretation and Visitor Perceptions (New York: Routledge, 2018), 328 pages, ISBN: 978-1138565562 (hardcover), $140 / ISBN: 978-1315123080 (ebook), $55. Marie Antoinette...
From: Enfilade on 17 Jun 2019

1798 America's Earliest Cookbook by Amelia Simmons

American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jun 2019

Exhibition | Generation Revolution: French Drawings

Philippe-Auguste Hennequin, Les Remords d’Oreste, ca. 1800 (Montpellier: Musée Fabre) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release for the exhibition now on view at the Cognacq-Jay: Generation Revolution: French Drawings...
From: Enfilade on 16 Jun 2019

New Book | From Stone to Paper: Architecture as History

From Yale UP: Chanchal Dadlani, From Stone to Paper: Architecture as History in the Late Mughal Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019), 232 pages, ISBN: 978-0300233179, $65. By the 18th century, the Mughal Empire was well beyond its so-called...
From: Enfilade on 15 Jun 2019

New Book | The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

From Bloomsbury: William Dalrymple, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019), 320 pages, ISBN: 978-1408864371, £25 / $30. In his most ambitious book to date, bestselling historian William Dalrymple...
From: Enfilade on 14 Jun 2019

Exhibition | Masterpieces of Indian Painting for the East India Company

Shaikh Zain al–Din, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Eastern India, Calcutta, 1778 (Private Collection; photo by Margaret Nimkin) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From the press release: Forgotten Masterpieces of Indian Painting for...
From: Enfilade on 14 Jun 2019

New Book: Farriss, “Tongues of Fire”

Nancy Farriss, Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico (Oxford, 2018).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Jun 2019

Book Launch | Art and Race

This evening at The Courtauld: An Evening about Art and Race, Launching L’Art et la Race: L’Africain (tout) contre l’oeil des Lumières The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s Cross, London, 11 June 2019 Organized by Katie...
From: Enfilade on 11 Jun 2019

Epitre a M. de Walpole

Title: Epitre a M. de Walpole : traduite de l’anglois. Publication: [Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1740] Catalog Record  763 740 Ep64 Acquired September 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2019

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