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February Issue of The Burlington Magazine Dedicated to Northern European Art

The Burlington Magazine’s annual edition devoted to the art of Northern Europe appeared.

The February issue contains an article by CODART member Lars Hendrikman on a painting of a Young Bacchus, formerly attributed to Gerard de Lairesse, which turns out to have been made after one of the 83 drawings with scenes from the Metamorphoses by Godfried Maes (Antwerp 1649-1700). The composition in question depicts The finding of the infant Bacchus (on the island Chios), it is unique in its iconography and dates from after 1762. No painted copies of the other drawings by Maes are known today.

Another article delves into the many mysteries that surround the end and aftermath of Jan van Eyck’s career. When he died in 1441 he left unfinished works, but where exactly was his workshop, how many people worked for him and did his widow, Margaret, try to keep the practice going? In this issue, a team of scholars present the results of archival discoveries in Bruges that offer answers to all these questions.

In 1802 Tsar Alexander I bought a painting of the crucifixion of St Peter attributed to Caravaggio, now in the Hermitage. As Anne Delvingt argues, it is by the Antwerp painter Gerard Seghers, but it may reveal his knowledge of Caravaggio’s lost painting of the subject.

Martin Biddle returns to Nonsuch, the building on which he published a definitive article in the Burlington in 1985, to demonstrate that Henry VIII’s vanished palace in Surrey possessed the first Classical facade in Renaissance England. Also in this issue, Christopher White discusses a new catalogue of Rembrandt’s landscape drawings and Ivan Gaskell reviews the MFA’s new galleries of Dutch and Flemish art.

See the table of contents below for other articles and reviews in this issue.

Table of contents

Looking forward

‘Margaret van Eyck, a house called ‘The Wild Sea’ and Jan van Eyck’s posthumous workshop’
By Jan Dumolyn, Susan Jones, Ward Leloup, Toon De Meester, Mathijs Speecke

‘The ‘Weston Altarpiece’ in the Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell’
By Richard West

‘The crucifixion of St Peter’: Gerard Seghers, Michelangelo and Caravaggio’
By Anne Delvingt

Christian VII of Denmark’s lost British portraits
By Sara Ayres

‘The Art of Conservation: XVII: Jan Cornelis Traas, paintings restorer of the Van Gogh family collection’
By Ella Hendriks

‘Colossal orders and a Classical facade: Hoefnagel and Nonsuch revisited’
By Martin Biddle

‘Christian Theuerkauff (1936–2021)’
By Marjorie Trusted

‘The finding of the infant Bacchus’
By Lars Hendrikman

Book reviews include
‘Rembrandt: Landschaftszeichnungen / Landscape Drawings’
By Christopher White

‘Treasury, Memory, Nature: Church Objects in the Middle Ages’
By Tom Nickson

‘Die Bronze, der Tod und die Erinnerung. Das Grabmal des Wolfhard von Roth im Augsburger Dom’
By Paul Williamson

‘Watermarks: Leonardo da Vinci and the Mastery of Nature’
By Francis Ames-Lewis

‘Painting in Stone: Architecture and the Poetics of Marble from Antiquity to the Enlightenment’

‘Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768): Ein Europ isches Rezeptionsph nomen / Fenomeno Europeo della Ricezione’
By Clare Hornsby

‘Gemalte Kunstgeschichte: Bildgenealogien in der Malerei um 1800’
By Robert Skwirblies

‘Horace Pippin, American Modern’
By Colin Rhodes

‘Art and the Nation State: The Reception of Modern Art in Ireland’
By Philip McEvansoneya

‘Iconoclasm and the Museum’
By Thomas E. Stammers

Exhibition reviews include
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction’
By Lynne Cooke

‘Emailler le verre à la Renaissance: Sur les traces des artistes verriers entre Venise et France’
By Sylvie Lhermite-King

‘Venetia 1600: Births and Rebirths’
By Camilla Pietrabissa

‘Caravaggio e Artemisia: la sfida di Giuditta. Violenza e seduzione nella pittura tra Cinquecento e Seicento’
By Keith Christiansen

‘New galleries of Dutch and Flemish art’
By Ivan Gaskell [free review]

‘The stuccoes of Nonsuch’, 126 (1984)’
By Martin Biddle

‘Hogarth and Europe’
By Richard Stemp

‘Late Constable’
By Mark Evans

‘The Morozov Collection: Icons of Modern Art’
By Rosalind P. Blakesley

‘Laura Knight: A Panoramic View’
By Sally Beazley-Long

‘Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times’
By Anne Swartz

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