The latest issue of The Burlington Magazine appeared. As is traditional, the February issue is entirely devoted to art and artists from Northern Europe.
This issue includes articles on a newly attributed portrait by Frans Hals of a Haarlem brewer, a recently discovered oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens for his largest cycle of tapestry designs and a new technical examination of the copy in the Buccleuch Collection of Holbein’s portrait of Henry VIII’s Master of the Horse Sir Nicholas Carew, where research has uncovered surprising information about the lost original. John Gash assembles the paintings that can be attributed to the Flemish artist Gérard Douffet during his stay in Italy in 1614–23, which include a newly attributed ‘Apollo and Hyacinth’, a strikingly homoerotic tribute to Caravaggio. Among the many artists who visited the court of James III in Rome to paint portraits of the exiled king and his family was a group of little-studied Scottish painters, whose contribution to the Jacobite cause is explored by Edward Corp.
Also in this issue, a review of the exhibition Albaster in Leuven, which was the topic of a CODARTfocus meeting last November.
The Loo family of Haarlem in portraits by Hals and Verspronck
By Pieter Biesboer
The Buccleuch portrait of Sir Nicholas Carew re-examined
By Christine Slottved Kimbriel
New perspectives on Gérard Douffet in Italy and Malta
By John Gash
Portraits of the exiled Stuarts by Scottish painters
By Edward Corp
A new catalogue of Rubens’s drawings
By Jeremy Wood
A rediscovered oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens
By Emilie den Tonkelaar
A new date for Anthony van Dyck’s free mastership
By Justin Davies
New light on the nineteenth-century history of Vermeer’s ‘A maid asleep’
By Andrew M. WATSON
Katharine Lee Reid (1941–2022)
By Susan Donahue Kuretsky
See the website of The Burlington Magazine for the full contents and more information.