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Searching for Wrecked Slaving Ships

21 August 2017

The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) with the narrow door, the Point-of-no-return, through which slaves were loaded onto ships bound for the Americas, visible in the center. The...

Excavating the VOC ‘Rooswijk’, a 1740 Shipwreck

21 August 2017

Pewter tankard found in the wreck of the Rooswijk, which sank in 1740© Historic England/RCE ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ As reported by AFP, via Art Daily...

Print Quarterly, September 2017

20 August 2017

The eighteenth century in the current issue of Print Quarterly: John Baptist Jackson, Lamentation over the Body of Christ, ca. 1740–44, woodcut with embossing (London: The British...

Exhibition | Witches: Metamorphosis of Goya

19 August 2017

Press release (via Art Daily) for the exhibition: Denise de la Rue, Witches: Metamorphosis of Goya / Brujas: Metamorfosis de GoyaLázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid, 21 June —...