On Flea Markets

As an antiques dealer, I am extremely fortunate that my wife was so quick to approve the idea of spending … More

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes on why we need the Academy in the 21st century – The Art Newspaper “In the 45 years … More

Durer of the day

Print (Woodcut on Paper), 1506-1507.  Albrecht Dürer, Germany 1471 – 1528

The Lines of Wellington

As my brother says, historically, Portugal in the 19th century is too complicated to be understood. Too many extreme things … More

From Books to Bezoars

Michael Hunter, Alison Walker, and Arthur MacGregor, eds., From Books to Bezoars: Sir Hans Sloane and His Collections (Chicago: University … More


Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013 “The meteoric rise of the workshop of … More

Corporate Art Collections

“This new volume in the series of Handbooks in International Art Business published in association with Sotheby’s Institute of Art … More