The Burlington Magazine, March 2018

Posted in books, exhibitions, journal articles, reviews by Editor on March 27, 2018

The eighteenth century in The Burlington:

The Burlington Magazine 160 (March 2018)

Portrait of a Consul, identified by Lucy Whitaker as a portrait of Joseph Smith, pencil and watercolour on paper, 28.6 × 20 cm; page from Giovanni Grevembroch: Gli abiti de’ veneziani di quasi ogni età con diligenza raccoliti e dipinti nel secolo XVIII (Venice: Biblioteca del Museo Correr, MS Gradenigo-Dolfin 49, II, fol.125.2).


• Lucy Whitaker, “A Portrait of Consul Smith,” pp. 214–16. A watercolour in Giovanni Grevembroch’s Gli abiti de’ veneziani, compiled ca. 1754–59, can probably be identified as the only surviving portrait of the celebrated art collector and art dealer Joseph Smith, British consul in Venice from 1744 to 1760.
• Esmé Whittaker, “‘Almost Her Creation’: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and the Decoration of Chiswick House,” pp. 217–25. Letters, inventories and contemporary prints and drawings help paint a clearer picture of the extensions made to Chiswick House, London, in 1790–92 and the role that Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, played in their execution and furnishing.


• Duncan Robinson, Review of the exhibition Casanova: The Seduction of Europe (Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 2017; The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2018; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2018), pp. 241–43.
• David Pullins, Review of the exhibition Shockingly Mad: Henry Fuseli and the Art of Drawing (Art Institute of Chicago, 2018), pp. 243–44.

New Book | Piranesi: Studies in Honor of John Wilton-Ely

Posted in books, journal articles by Editor on March 8, 2018

As noted in Salon, the newsletter of the Society of Antiquaries of London, issue 402 (6 March 2018) . . .

On 31 January John Wilton-Ely FSA was presented with a festschrift at a ceremony at the Instituto Centrale per la Grafica, Palazzo Poli, Rome, in recognition of his services to scholarship on the life and works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, FSA (elected 1757). The publication is volume 32 of the art historical journal, Studi sul Settecento Romano (Sapienza Università di Roma), entitled Giovanni Battista Piranesi, predecessori, contemporanei e successori: Studi in onore di John Wilton-Ely. The papers were formally delivered in 2016 at a special conference arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy in the Royal Palace at Stockholm, which contains a significant collection of Piranesi’s imaginatively restored classical antiquities, acquired by Gustav III from the artist’s former museo in Rome.

From Arbor Sapientiae:

Francesco Nevola, ed., Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Predecessori, contemporanei e successori: Studi in onore di John Wilton-Ely, Studi sul Settecento Romano, volume 32 (Rome: Sapienza Università di Roma, 2016), 400 pages, ISBN: 978-8871407432, 60€.

• Francesco Nevola, John Wilton-Ely: Una vita con Piranesi
• Jörg Garms, Il rococò in Italia e la vicenda di Piranesi
• Lola Kantor-Kazovsky, On the Eve of the Graeco-Roman Controversy: Pierre Jean Mariette and Bouchardon’s Fountain of the Four Seasons
• Francesco Nevola, Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Origins as a Vedutista: The impact of Canaletto and Bellotto
• Myra Nan Rosenfeld, Piranesi’s Grotteschi: A Visual Expression of the Literary Aims of the Accademia degli Arcadi
• Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart, Irony in Piranesi’s Carceri and Lettere di Giustificazione
• Frank Salmon, Piranesi and the Accademia di San Luca in Rome
• Susanna Pasquali, Piranesi’s Campo Marzio as described in 1757
• Elisa Debenedetti, Piranesi, Marchionni e il mito di Diogene
• Mario Bevilacqua, Piranesi’s Ironies and the Egyptian and Etruscan Dreams of Margherita Gentili Boccapaduli
• Georg Kabierske, Vasi, urne, cinerarie, altari e candelabri: Newly Identified Drawings for Piranesi’s Antiquities and Sculptural Compositions at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
• Heather Hyde Minor and John Pinto, ‘Marcher sur les traces de son père’: The Piranesi Enterprise between Rome and Paris
• Pier Luigi Panza, Il Museo Piranesi: Un censimento e osservazioni su attribuzioni, vendite e uso dei pezzi in architettura
• Raffaella Bosso, Per un catalogo dei marmi piranesiani del Museo Gustavo III di Stoccolma: Il caso di studio del candelabro con uccelli
• Alvar Gonzalez-Palacios, Il Nilo in bigio del Museo Gregoriano Egizio
• Anne-Marie Leander Touati, Piranesi’s Grande Cheminée, Virtually Recreated for John Wilton-Ely
• Cesare de Seta, Roma al tempo di Giovan Battista Piranesi e i suoi eredi nell’arte del paesaggio nel Settecento europeo

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Print Quarterly, March 2018

Posted in books, journal articles by Editor on March 7, 2018

J. R. Smith after John Francis Rigaud, Group Portrait of Agostino Carlini, Fransescho Bartolozzi, Giovani Battista Cipriani, 1778, mezzotint, 44.4 × 504 cm (London: The British Museum).

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The eighteenth century in the current issue of Print Quarterly:

Print Quarterly 35.1 (March 2018)

• David Alexander, “A Cosmopolitan Engraver in London: Francesco Bartolozzi’s Studio, 1763–1802,” pp. 6–26.

S H O R T E R  N O T I C E S
• Daan van Heesch, “The Graphic Source for Rajput Images of Fools,” pp. 50–53.

N O T E S  A N D  R E V I E W S
• Ellis Tinios, Review of the exhibition catalogue T. June Li and Suzanne Wright, Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2016), pp. 63–65.
• David Pullins, Review of W. McAllister Johnson, The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Toronto Press, 2016), pp. 65–66.
• Naomi Lebens, Review of the exhibition catalogue The Royal Game of the Goose: 400 Years of Printed Board Games (Grolier Club, 2016), pp. 66–70.
• Brendan Cassidy, Note on William Woollett’s Ring, pp. 70–71.
• Ellis Tinios, Review of the exhibition catalogue A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints (Royal Ontario Museum, 2016), pp. 72–74.
• Martin Hopkinson, Review of Gill Saunders, Eclectic: The Julie and Robert Breckman Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A Publishing, 2016), pp. 74–75.
• Jesusa Vega, Review of Juliet Wilson-Bareau and Leah Lehmbeck, Goya in the Norton Simon Museum (Norton Simon Museum, 2016), pp. 75–77.
• Mark McDonald, Review of Antonio G. Moreno Garrido, La Estampa de devoción en la España de los siglos XVIII y XIX (Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2015), pp. 77–78.
• Jean Michel Massing, Review of Juan Pimentel, The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History, translated by Peter Mason (Harvard University Press, 2017), pp. 78–79.
• Stephan Bann, Review of Antony Griffiths, The Print before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking, 1550–1820 (The British Museum Press, 2016), pp. 94–97.
• Bozena Anna Kowalczyk, Review of Michael Matile with Alberto Craievich and Isabelle Scheck, Della Grafica Veneziana: Das Zeitalter Anton Maria Zanettis (1680–1767) (Michael Imhof Verlag, 2016), pp. 98–101.


Urban History, February 2018

Posted in journal articles by Editor on January 29, 2018

The eighteenth century in the latest issue of Urban History:

Urban History 45 (February 2018)


Matthew Jenkins, “The View from the Street: The Landscape of Polite Shopping in Georgian York,” pp. 26–48.

Shopping during the eighteenth century is increasingly viewed by scholars as an important leisure activity and an integral part of wider schemes of urban improvement. However, the physical evidence in the form of standing buildings is rarely considered. This article will demonstrate how a detailed examination and reconstruction of the urban landscape of York can illuminate how these practices were performed. The use of building biographies also allows owners to be identified and linked with specific shop types and surviving fabric. This enables exploration of how the physical environment influenced perceptions of the streetscape and the experience of interior retail space.

David Gilks, “The Fountain of the Innocents and Its Place in the Paris Cityscape, 1549–1788,” pp. 49–73.

This article analyses how the Fountain of the Innocents appeared and also how it was used and perceived as part of the Paris cityscape. In the 1780s, the plan to transform the Holy Innocents’ Cemetery into a market cast doubt on the Fountain’s future; earlier perceptions now shaped discussions over reusing it as part of the transformed quarter. The article documents how the Fountain was dismantled in 1787 and re-created the following year according to a new design, explaining why it was created in this form. Finally, the article considers what contemporary reactions to the remade Fountain reveal about attitudes toward the authenticity of urban monuments before the establishment of heritage institutions and societies.

Boris Stepanov and Natalia Samutina, “An Eighteenth-Century Theme Park: Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno (Moscow) and the Public Culture of the Post-Soviet Metropolis,” pp. 74–99.

The article discusses the dramatic history of the Tsaritsyno Park and museum-reserve. By the mid-2000s, it had become one of Moscow’s iconic places and a zone where urban public culture was shaped. The authors trace the history of this architectural ensemble and park in terms of their role in сity culture and analyse changes in the historical culture of contemporary post-Soviet Moscow. The Tsaritsyno Park and museum exemplify these changes. An unfinished country residence of Catherine II, with a Grand Palace that had stood as a ruin for over 200 years, it has been radically renewed by the Moscow city authorities in what came to be labelled ‘fantasy restoration’. The palace was finished and now serves as the core of the museum, organized according to a controversial historical policy. Tsaritsyno as a whole became a cultural oddity featuring historical attractions for the public, effectively an ‘eighteenth-century theme park’.

Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 80.4 (2017), Penser le rococo

Posted in books, journal articles, reviews by Editor on January 22, 2018

The current issue of Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte focuses on the theme ‘Reconsidering the Rococo’, the subject of a November 2015 conference at the University of Lausanne. Abstracts (in English) are available as a PDF file here.

Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 80.4 (2017), Penser le rococo
Guest edited by Carl Magnusson and Marie-Pauline Martin


• Carl Magnusson, “Le rococo, une construction historiographique: introduction”
• Marie-Pauline Martin, “‹Rococo›: du jargon à la catégorie de style”
• Catherine Thomas-Ripault, “Evasion temporelle et fantaisie créatrice: usage des peintures du xviiie siècle dans les fictions romantiques”
• Etienne Tornier , “‹This new-born word is rococo›: Généalogie et fortune du rococo aux États-Unis”
• Jean-François Bédard, “La vitalité du décor : Fiske Kimball, du rococo au Colonial Revival”
• Carl Magnusson, “Le rococo est-il décoratif ?”
• David Pullins, “‹Quelques misérables places à remplir›: Locating Shaped Painting in ­Eighteenth-Century France
• Bérangère Poulain, “Rococo et fugacité du regard: émergence et modifications de la notion de ‹papillotage›”


• Paul Williamson, Review of Laurence Terrier Aliferis, L’imitation de l’Antiquité dans l’art médiéval, 1180–1230 (Répertoire iconographique de la littérature du Moyen Âge, Études du RILMA, vol. 7, 2016).
• Christoph Martin Vogtherr, Review of Jérôme Delaplanche, Un tableau n’est pas qu’une image: La reconnaissance de la matière de la peinture en France au XVIIIe siècle (2016).
• Martin Dönike, Review of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Monumenti antichi inediti spiegati ed illustrati, Roma 1767, edited by Adolf H. Borbein and Max Kunze (2011) | Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Monumenti antichi inediti spiegati ed illustrati, Roma 1767, edited by Adolf H. Borbein, Max Kunze, and Axel Rügler (2015).
• Anna Degler, Review of Guillaume Cassegrain, La coulure: Histoire(s) de la peinture en mouvement, XIe–XXIe siècles (2015).

The Burlington Magazine, January 2018

Posted in books, journal articles, reviews by Editor on January 20, 2018

The eighteenth century in The Burlington, which includes, as noted last week, mention of HECAA and J18 in the editorial in connection with the new scholarship:

The Burlington Magazine 160 (January 2018)


“The Burlington Magazine Scholarship for the Study of French Eighteenth-Century Fine and Decorative Art,” p. 3. This month The Burlington Magazine launches an annual scholarship for the study of French eighteenth-century fine and decorative art. Initiated and funded by Richard Mansell-Jones, a trustee of The Burlington Magazine Foundation, the scholarship offers £10,000 to a student based anywhere in the world who has embarked or is about to embark on an M.A. or Ph.D. or is undertaking research in a post-doctoral or independent capacity. The full review is available here (also see below).


• Aloisio Antinori, “New Light on the Production of Il Tempio Vaticano,” pp. 22–30.


• Susan Walker, Review of Elizabeth Bartman, The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture, Volume 3: The Ideal Sculpture (Liverpool University Press, 2017), pp. 64–5.
• Elizabeth Savage, Review of Mark Stocker and Phillip Lindley, eds., Tributes to Jean Michel Massing: Towards a Global Art History (Harvey Miller, 2016), p. 74. [The volume includes Robin Middleton’s essay, “A Cautionary Tale: The History of Eighteenth-Century Architecture in France.”]
• Jeremy Warren, Review of Giovanna Baldissin Molli and Elda Martellozzo Forin, eds., Gli inventari della Sacrestia della Cattedrale di Padova, secoli XIV–XVIII (Il Prato Publishing House, 2016), p. 75.

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The Burlington Magazine Scholarship for the Study of French Eighteenth-Century Fine and Decorative Art
Applications due by 1 March 2018

The Burlington Magazine is pleased to announce the launch of The Burlington Magazine scholarship for the study of French 18th-century fine and decorative art. The scholarship has been created to provide funding over a 12-month period to those engaged in the study of French 18th-century fine and decorative art to enable them to develop new ideas and research that will contribute to this field of art historical study.

Applicants must be studying, or intending to study, for an MA, PhD, post-doctoral or independent research in the field of French 18th-century fine and decorative arts within the 12-month period the funding is given. Applications are open to scholars from any country. A grant of £10,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant.

More information is available here»

J18 | Mary Sheriff on Casanova, Art, and Eroticism

Posted in journal articles by Editor on January 11, 2018

Jean-Marc Nattier, The Lovers, detail, 1744, oil on canvas
(Munich: Alte Pinakothek)

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Trusting that readers regularly visit J18 (always available through the link to the right), I only occasionally note content here at Enfilade. But this contribution from Mary Sheriff is worth highlighting. It’s also worth noting, incidentally, that Journal18 and HECAA are mentioned in the editorial of the January 2018 issue of The Burlington Magazine! I imagine Mary would have been thrilled. CAH

From Journal18:

Mary D. Sheriff, “Casanova, Art, and Eroticism,” Journal18 (January 2018).

Mary D. Sheriff, one of the most brilliant and beloved scholars of eighteenth-century European art, died on October 19, 2016. Among her last essays was a playful and erudite encounter with Casanova’s memoirs, seen through the prism of eighteenth-century European painting. She originally wrote it for the catalogue to the exhibition Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, connecting paintings in the show with episodes from Casanova’s erotic intrigues. This explains the choices behind some of the artworks she discusses. Due to late changes in the exhibition’s checklist, however, Mary’s essay did not appear in the catalogue. We wanted to publish it in Journal18 so that her vivid insights into Casanova’s libertine text and like-minded artworks could be shared with our scholarly community. The essay is yet another testament to Mary’s unique talent for bringing eighteenth-century art to life and for making us think about it in a new way, as well as her own seductive powers of analysis and wordplay. We are grateful to Keith Luria and Melissa Hyde for making final revisions to the essay and for permitting us to publish it in Journal18.

The essay is available here»

Print Quarterly, December 2017

Posted in books, catalogues, journal articles, reviews by Editor on December 5, 2017

The eighteenth century in the current issue of Print Quarterly:

Paul Sandby, The Fire of Faction. The Fly Machine for Scotland, 1762, etching (London: The British Museum).

Print Quarterly 34.4 (December 2017)

• Aaron M. Hyman, “Patterns of Colonial Transfer: An Album of Prints in Mexico City,” pp. 393–99.
“The rediscovery of an album of European prints in Mexico City promises to fill in some of the scholarly gaps by bringing to roughly 500 the number of extant, loose-leaf European prints in Mexico that survive from the colonial period—vastly more than scholars were aware of only a decade ago. . . The album is loosely organized chronologically and by national schools, with the earliest prints appearing at the beginning, followed by the eighteenth-century material that constitutes most of it.”
• Ann V. Gunn, “The Fire of Faction: Sources of Paul Sandby’s Satires of 1762–63,” pp. 400–18.
“On 23 September 1762, ‘The Butifyer, a touch on the times. Also a poor man loaded with mischief, or John Bull and his sister Peg . . . Likewise the Fire of Faction’ were announced in The Public Advertiser, the first of three of a series of seven satirical prints created by Paul Sandy (1731–1809) in late 1762 during the negotiations for the Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years’ War . . . This group, however, has never been examined as a whole before. This article discusses the context within which these prints were made and identifies the imagery and literary sources employed in them.”

N O T E S  A N D  R E V I E W S
• Louis Marchesano, Review of Kristina Deutsch, Jean Marot: Un graveur d’architecture à l’époque de Louis XIV (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015), pp. 437–38.
• James Grantham Turner, Review of an issue of Casabella 856 (December 2015), dedicated to the Fondazione Querini Stampalia’s 2016 exhibition Giulio Romano’s I Modi and the Modi of of Carlo Scarpa and Alvaro Siza, which featured drawings by two modern architects with sexually explicit Italian prints from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, pp. 441–42.
• Antony Griffiths, Review of the exhibition catalogue Freyda Spira and Peter Parshall, The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 468–70.

P U B L I C A T I O N S  R E C E I V E D

• Sharon Liberman Mintz, Shaul Seidler-Feller, and David Wachtel, eds., The Writing on the Wall: A Catalogue of Judaica Broadsides from the Valmadonna Trust Library (London: Valmadonna Trust Library, 2015), p. 462.
• Christien Melzer, ed., Im Zeichen der Lilie: Französische Druckgraphik zur Zeit Ludwigs XIV (Bremen: Kunstverein Bremen, 2017), pp. 462–63.
• Petra Zelenková, Jan Kupecký a ‘černé umění’ / Johann Kupezky (1666–1740) and ‘The Black Art’ (Prague: National Gallery, 2016), p. 463.
• Anna Schultz, Johann Gottlieb Glume (1711–1778): Das Druckgraphische Werk (Berlin: Galerie Bassenge, 2016), p. 463.
• Laura Moretti, Recasting the Past: An Early Modern ‘Tales of Ise’ for Children (Leiden: Brill, 2016), p. 463.

The Burlington Magazine, November 2017

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions, journal articles, reviews by Editor on November 30, 2017

The eighteenth century in The Burlington:

The Burlington Magazine 159 (November 2017)


• Oronzo Brunetti, “A Nymphaeum for the Villa Salviati at Ponte alla Badia in Florence,” pp. 893–99.


• Jeremy Warren, Review of Mark Gregory d’Apuzzo, La collezione dei bronzi del Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna (Libro Co. Italia, 2017), pp. 912–13.
• François Marandet, Review of Hannah Williams, Académie Royale: A History in Portraits (Ashgate, 2015), pp. 918–19.
• Peter Murray, Review of Jane Fenlon, Ruth Kenny, Caroline Pegum, and Brendan Rooney, eds., Irish Fine Art in the Early Modern Period: New Perspectives on Artistic Practice, 1620–1820 (Irish Academic Press, 2016), p. 923.
• David Cowan, Review of the exhibition Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2017), pp. 930–31.
• Xavier F. Salomon, Review of the exhibition Caroline Murat, Sister of Napoleon, Queen of the Arts / Caroline, Soeur de Napoléon, Reine des Arts (Palais Fesch, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, Corsica, 2017), pp. 940–41.


The Burlington Magazine, October 2017

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions, journal articles, reviews by Editor on October 27, 2017

The eighteenth century in The Burlington:

The Burlington Magazine 159 (October 2017)


• Gauvin Alexander Bailey, “Rococo in Eighteenth-Century Beijing: Ornament Prints and the Design of the European Palaces at Yuanming Yuan,” pp. 778–88.
• J. P. Losty, “Eighteenth-Century Mughal Paintings from the Swinton Collection,” pp. 789–99.


• Rose Kerr, Review of John Ayers, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen (Royal Collection Trust, 2016), pp. 822–23.
• Marjorie Trusted, Review of Alan Chong, ed., Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour (Asian Civilizations Museum, 2016), pp. 823–24.
• Milo Beach, Review of Terence McInerney, Divine Pleasures: Painting from India’s Rajput Courts: The Kronos Collections (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016), pp. 824–25.
• Aida Yuen Wong, Review of Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Ning Ding, eds., Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges Between China and the West (Getty Publications, 2015), p. 826.
• David Bindman, Review of Elizabeth Einberg, William Hogarth: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2016), pp. 827–29.
• Robert O’Byrne, Review of Mark Clark, The Dublin Civic Portrait Collection: Patronage, Politics, and Patriotism, 1603–2013 (Four Courts Press, 2016), p. 832.
• Charles Beddington, Review of the exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe (The Getty Center, Los Angeles, 2017; Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2017; and The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018), pp. 856–58.