A fascination for the archive: Herbert Horne, Aby Warburg and The Burlington Magazine in the early 20th century

Aby Warburg (1866-1929) was a German-Jewish scholar whose research was focused on iconography, on the legacy of the classical world and on the transmission of classical representation through to the Renaissance. Warburg left a relatively small corpus of writings in German and he did not write anything for the Burlington. He may, therefore, appear to … Continue reading A fascination for the archive: Herbert Horne, Aby Warburg and The Burlington Magazine in the early 20th century

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Love and Connoisseurship: a cautionary tale

In January 1908 Robert Ross - art critic, dealer and contributor to The Burlington Magazine - published in the Academy and Literature a short story dedicated to Herbert Horne entitled 'The Hootawa Van Dyck, An Old Master’s tragedy', later republished in 1909 in his collected writings Masques & Phases. This story, that takes place in … Continue reading Love and Connoisseurship: a cautionary tale