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CURRENT ISSUE

Cover

Cover Cockerel, 2003. by Paul Rudall. Charcoal on paper. Private collection, London

See ‘Paul Rudall (1921–2012) and Modern British art in the mid-20th century’ on pp44–53

This months featured article is Harold Acton Part IIA child at La Pietra by David Platzer on pp 74-82

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

2 | The Berger Prize: Long list


RESEARCH

3 | Anne Casement
The life and work of the Victorian society painter James Godsell Middleton (1805/?2–1874)

16 | Emily Learmont
Una and the Lion by William Bell Scott (1811–90)

Poetry and patriotism

26 | John Lucey
Confusion and correction
The life and works of JS Alpenny né Halfpenny (1786–1858)

34 | Patricia R Andrew
‘A coarse kind of man, but ready in practise, – too ready’
John Rathbone (c1750-1807), the ‘Manchester Wilson’, and his circle

44 | Paula J Rudall
A Corsham flavour
Paul Rudall (1921–2012) and Modern British art in the mid-20th century

54 | Amandine Victoria Didouan
Déjà-vu at Welbeck and Wimpole
Rediscovering an Englishman’s 17th-century manège horses and grooms

65 | Lyrica Taylor
Climbing the Royal Academy ladder
The portraits of artists by JF Rigaud (1742–1810) as ‘a mark of friendship

74 | David Platzer
Harold Acton Part II
A child at La Pietra

BOOK REVIEWS

83 | Thomas Tuohy
Adriano Aymonino
Enlightened Eclecticism. The Grand Designs of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

EDITOR’S CHOICE

92 |  Jeremy Bell  William Hogarth’s Copycats
92 |  David Stacey Art and Industry: Seven Artists in search of an Industrial Revolution in Britain

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

93 | Nicola Moorby
‘Walter Sickert’
Tate Britain 28 April–18 September 2022