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February 2023 Volume CXCVII No– 716

p. 72

13 Editor’s Letter 14 Agenda

February highlights including the Museum of Art and Photography in Bengaluru and shows of Dutch and Flemish paintings 21 Around the Galleries

Samuel Reilly on Asia Week New York and the best gallery shows 24 Letter

Christina Riggs on the contemporary artists tackling ancient Egyptian myths in Turin 27 In Perspective

Hettie Judah on what artists have got right – and also wrong – when it comes to depictions of girls is

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Cover Sir Christopher Wren, 1711, Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723), oil on canvas, 124.5 × 100.3cm. National Portrait Gallery, London See feature on pp. 64–71


30 Inquiry

Elizabeth A. Kessler looks at Silicon Valley’s habit of putting a human face on sophisticated technology 34 Architecture

Gillian Darley on the Cambridge colleges that have turned to wood 37 Food

Thomas Marks on the 17th-century playing cards that presented carving as a game of skill 39 Wine

Christina Makris finds the Worshipful Company of Vintners still at home in the City of London 42 Collectors’ Focus

Emma Crichton-Miller on the Japanese art of Rinpa painting 45 Art Market

Jane Morris takes the temperature of the trade in Old Masters

Features 50 Home Truths

Millie Walton talks to the FrenchAlgerian artist Zineb Sedira about delving into the past to create a new sense of the future 58 Animal Spirits

Robert Mintz tells Apollo about a Korean magpie-and-tiger jar now in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 64 Reputation Building

Michael Walker sizes up the considerable achievements of Christopher Wren in the polymath’s tercentenary year 72 Family Favourites

Michael and Winnie Feng show Eve M. Kahn their outstanding collection of Chinese antiquities and some notable personal photos


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