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John Pope-Hennessy

(b London, 13 Dec. 1913; d Florence, 31 Oct. 1994). British art historian. He was director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967–73; director of the British Museum, 1974–6; and ...

John Pope-Hennessy

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...-Hennessy0John John Pope-Hennessy 1913 – 94 British art historian I still recall, with something of a shock the moment, at the end of the first sitting, when I looked at what had been a lump of clay, and found that a third person was in the room. on sitting to Elizabeth Frink Learning to Look (1991) had been a lump of clay had been a lump of clay third person was in the...

John Pope-Hennessy

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...John John Pope-Hennessy 1913 – 94 English art historian I still recall, with something of a shock the moment, at the end of the first sitting, when I looked at what had been a lump of clay, and found that a third person was in the room. on sitting to Elizabeth frink Learning to Look (1991) had been a lump of clay third person was in the...

Pope-Hennessy, Sir John

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...-Hennessy, Sir John ( Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy ) ( 1913–94 ), British art historian , born in London, the older brother of James Pope-Hennessy , educated at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1938 he joined the staff of the Victoria and Albert Museum, becoming Keeper of the Department of Architecture and Sculpture in 1954 and Director and Secretary in 1967 . After two years as Director of the British Museum, he was appointed Professor of Fine Art at New York University in 1977 . Largely self-taught in art history, he was generally regarded as a...

Pope-Hennessy, Sir John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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...-Hennessy, Sir John ( b London, 13 Dec. 1913 ; d Florence, 31 Oct. 1994 ). British art historian. He was director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , 1967–73 , director of the British Museum , 1974–6 , and from 1977 to 1987 consultative chairman, department of European paintings, Metropolitan Museum , New York, and professor of fine arts at New York University. His many publications made him perhaps the doyen in the field of Italian Renaissance art among English writers. They include the magisterial An Introduction to Italian Sculpture in three...

Pope-Hennessy, Sir John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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...-Hennessy, Sir John ( b London , 13 Dec. 1913 ; d Florence , 31 Oct. 1994 ). British art historian . He was director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , 1967–73 ; director of the British Museum , 1974–6 ; and from 1977 to 1987 consultative chairman, department of European paintings, Metropolitan Museum , New York, and professor of fine arts at New York University. His many publications made him perhaps the doyen among English writers in the field of Italian Renaissance art. They include the magisterial An Introduction to Italian Sculpture in...

John Pope-Hennessy

John Pope-Hennessy  

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(b London, 13 Dec. 1913; d Florence, 31 Oct. 1994).British art historian. He was director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967–73; director of the British Museum, 1974–6; and from 1977 to 1987 ...
James Pope-Hennessy

James Pope-Hennessy  

(1916–74),British biographer and writer on travel and history, born in London, the younger brother of Sir John Pope-Hennessy, educated at Balliol College, Oxford. He was secretary to the Governor ...
Andrea Bregno

Andrea Bregno  

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(b Osteno, nr. Lugano, 1418; d Rome, Sept. 1506).Italian sculptor, active mainly in Rome, where he settled in the 1460s and became the leading monumental sculptor of the second ...
Pietro Torrigiano

Pietro Torrigiano  

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(1472–1528).Florentine sculptor, whose fame rests both on having broken Michelangelo's nose, and on having brought the Italian Renaissance to England. His training is unclear, but he probably studied ...
Duccio di Buoninsegna

Duccio di Buoninsegna  

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(d Siena, 1318/19).The most famous painter of the Sienese School. Little is known of his life: he is first recorded in 1278, records of several commissions survive, and he is known to have been fined ...
Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca  

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(b Borgo San Sepolcro [now Sansepolcro], Umbria, c.1415; d Borgo San Sepolcro, 12 Oct. 1492).Italian painter, virtually forgotten for centuries after his death, but now regarded as one of the supreme ...
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art  

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New York. The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and ...
Giovanni di Paolo

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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...illustrations for Dante 's Divine Comedy ( 1438–44 , British Museum). His reputation was revived by Bernard Berenson , who proclaimed Giovanni di Paolo ‘the El Greco of the Quattrocento ’. The Dictionary of Art ; John Pope-Hennessy , Paradiso: The Illuminations to Dante's Divine Comedy by Giovanni di Paolo (1993); John Pope-Hennessy , Giovanni di Paolo (London,...

Pope-Hennessy, James

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...-Hennessy, James ( Richard James Arthur Pope-Hennessy ) ( 1916–74 ), British biographer and writer on travel and history , born in London, the younger brother of Sir John Pope-Hennessy , educated at Balliol College, Oxford. He was secretary to the Governor of Trinidad and Tobago in 1939 and served in the Intelligence Corps throughout the Second World War. After two years as literary editor of the Spectator , he became a full-time writer in 1949 . West Indian Summer ( 1943 ) and The Baths of Absalom ( 1954 ) draw on his experiences of the West...

Fortescue, Chichester Parkinson

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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2011
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...for the Colonies ( 1857–8 ), and Chief Secretary for Ireland (1865–6, 1868–70), both offices Trollope conferred on Phineas Finn . Some critics have suggested that Finn was based on Fortescue (see John Halperin, Trollope and Politics ( 1977 ), 83). Other-candidates have included Colonel King-Harman, Joe Parkinson , and James Pope Hennessy . Trollope doubtless agreed with his mother that novelists pulped their acquaintances before serving them, so that it was impossible to see the pig in the sausage( R. C. Terry , Anthony Trollope ( 1977 ),...

Bregno, Andrea

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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...the 1460s and became the leading monumental sculptor of the second half of the 15th century. With the assistance of a large workshop he produced numerous altars and tombs, showing a command of fashionable antique motifs that no doubt accounted for much of his success. Sir John Pope-Hennessy described him as ‘a sculptor of great taste and technical proficiency, but of limited inventiveness’. His work often includes elegant architectural ornament and it has been suggested that he was involved in the design of certain buildings in Rome, including the Palazzo...

Pisano, father and son. 2

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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...he was succeeded by his son Nino (active 1349–68 ). Nino's major work is the tomb of Doge Marco Cornaro d. 1367 in SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venice. His many standing figures, finished and elegant, show little of the intellectual adventurousness of Andrea's work. John C. Richards Pope-Hennessy, J. , Italian Gothic Sculpture (4th edn.,...

della Robbia, Luca

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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...della Robbia workshop is the eponym of a type of glazed terracotta relief, typically portraying a Virgin and Child in a circular frame formed like a wreath of leaves, fruit, and flowers. Dizionario biografico degli italiani ; The Dictionary of Art s.v. Robbia, della Luca; John Pope-Hennessy , Luca della Robbia ...

Crowe, Sir Joseph Archer

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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...firm friends when Cavalcaselle was later a political refugee in London; for a time they lived in the same house. Every detail of their books was discussed between them, but Crowe did all the actual writing because Cavalcaselle’s English was inadequate; in the words of John Pope-Hennessy , ‘Crowe was the synthesizer and historian, Cavalcaselle was the eye.’ Their prodigious output included The Early Flemish Painters ( 1857 ), A New History of Painting in Italy (3 vols., 1864–8 ), A History of Painting in North Italy (2 vols., 1871 ), Titian: His...

Giovanni di Balduccio

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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...refined and beautifully poised Virtues , combining the expressive mobility of Giovanni Pisano with the gravity of Arnolfo di Cambio , and the sections carved by Giovanni's local assistants reinforces the supremacy of the Pisan sculptural tradition in this period. John C. Richards Pope-Hennessy, J. , Italian Gothic Sculpture (4th edn.,...

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