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Cover The Abduction of Ganymede (detail), 1635, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–69), oil on canvas, 177 × 129cm. Dresden State Art Collections Photo: Estel/Klut See Inquiry, pp. 32–34


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15 Editor’s Letter 16 Agenda

January highlights 18 Forum

Has the Sarr-Savoy report had any effect since it was first published? 21 Diary

Raphael Cormack on the Roaring Twenties in Cairo 25 Letter

Tanya Harrod on the influence of an 18th-century observatory on modern Indian architecture 26 Architecture

William Aslet on James Gibbs’s designs for St Martin-in-the-Fields 29 Q&A

Peter Carpreau tells Sophie Barling about the Flemish Primitive master Dieric Bouts in Leuven 32 Inquiry

Jessica Loudis on the ‘trophy art’ seized by the Red Army at the end of the Second World War – and German efforts to get it back

38 BRAFA Preview

Sophie Barling selects her highlights of the fair

Features 42 Olympian Ambition

Fernand Huts tells Susan Moore about the work of his philanthropic foundation in Flanders, and its wide-ranging collection 50 Rose-tinted Spectacles

Harriet Baker visits Rose Wylie at her cottage in Kent, where the artist has worked on her exuberant paintings for half a century 56 On the Waterfront

James Purdon on the British artists throughout history who have opened our eyes to the charms of canals 62 Stock Trading

Tom Hardwick asks what a recently reassembled bowl from ancient Egypt can tell us about the history of collecting in Britain


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