Lucia Moholy. Photographer, art critic and reviewer for The Burlington Magazine (1962-1979)

Photographer Lucia Moholy was born Lucia Schulz on 18 January 1894 in Prague, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Moholy’s background and first career was as art historian and writer: she studied philosophy, philology and art history, and she worked as an editor and lecturer in Prague. In 1920 she met the Hungarian artist László … Continue reading Lucia Moholy. Photographer, art critic and reviewer for The Burlington Magazine (1962-1979)

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The Woodbury Gallery: photographs and works of art in New Bond Street

A fascinating aspect of working with the historical advertisements of The Burlington Magazine is the discovery of commercial galleries that have slipped through the net of history, such as the Woodbury Gallery. The Woodburys were a family of pioneer photographers. Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885), who moved from England to Australia and then to England again, … Continue reading The Woodbury Gallery: photographs and works of art in New Bond Street

A rare photograph of Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna

In the early twentieth century, many new attributions to Leonardo da Vinci were first presented to the international art historical community from the pages of The Burlington Magazine. When in 1909 a Virgin with Child attributed to Leonardo was exhibited from the Madame Leon Benois collection in Saint Petersburg, a debate about its authorship ensued. … Continue reading A rare photograph of Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna