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AROUND THE AUCTIONS

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Colonial Tasmanian silverwork The James Grant Presentation Cup of c. 1849

Auction highlights from the major houses

Robert Reason

ART 14

The visions of Fred Williams –

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the allure of gemstones in their designs

seeing the world in terms of paint

Amanda Stücklin

One of Australia’s greatest landscape painters Deborah Hart 28

Helen Musa 70

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EDITORIAL HERITAGE

Investment and art Italian style James Bradburne

Michael O’Connor: a key figure in contemporary textile design Harriet Edquist

Contemporary Bangladesh art A rising international presence

The cream of Britain’s jewellery designers explore

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Pioneering botanists and early Australian colonial cabinetmakers

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John B Hawkins

Michael Le Grand raises the question of refurbishing and repainting modern sculpture

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Helen Musa 80

A focussed collection of Indian ragamala paintings:

The Thaw Collection of Native American art masterpieces Eva C Fognell

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a genre combining poetry, painting and music

Stowe House – a resource of 18th century craftsmanship Jonathan Foyle

Anna L Dallapiccola 118 84

Challenging an attribution: a Pietro da Cortona in Australia?

George Frederick Watts: the man and his gallery Elspeth Moncrieff

Fresh questions and an ongoing investigation Simona Albanese

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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Pictorial photography in India and the work of

ARTNEWS 38

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Negotiating this year’s biggest Australian art deal

PHOTOGRAPHY

Terry Ingram

Shapoor N Bhedwar

Venice Biennale 2011

Gael Newton

Tim McCormick and Vivienne Sharpe

PROFILE 143

CONTRIBUTORS

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Understanding of trends and collecting in 19th century England via Sir Charles Eastlake’s acquisitions for the

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DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

National Gallery in London

Masterpieces from the Hapsburg Kunstkammer

Susanna Avery-Quash

Victoria Avery 52

The Limehouse manufactory’s secrets unravelled William Jay

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Contemporary Western Australian jewellers Journeys in design Dorothy Erickson

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COVER Shapoor N Bhedwar (India 1858-after 1918), The Flower Girl, 1890; The feast of roses series, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, gelatin silver photograph, 36.4 x 27.0 cm, support 60.8 x 48.2 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2009

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