30 January 2017

    Joseph Gage – The Gamble

    Another article on on Joseph Gage:  The Gamble – a tale of bankruptcy and murderous rivalry between kindred families

    By Andrew and Kevin McKenzie

    21 December 2016

    The Panshanger Cabinets in Context

    By James Lomax

    The attribution of the two cabinets at Firle to Thomas Chippendale Senior’s workshop was confirmed by the late Christopher Gilbert in 1978 on stylistic grounds and also because of their provenance, despite the lack of bills or other primary documentation. They were part of the remarkable furniture supplied by Chippendale to Sir Penistone Lamb, created 1st Lord Melbourne in 1770, and his wife, the spirited Elizabeth Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorkshire, for Melbourne House, Piccadilly (now Albany) and Brocket Park, Herts.

    30 September 2016

    English-American Traveller

    By Frederick Rosengarten, Jr

    In 1648 a most unusual book was published in London entitled The English-American his Travail by Sea and Land: or a New Survey of the West India’s. In this work, Thomas Gage, a British Dominican friar, wrote a vivid account of conditions in Mexico and Guatemala during the 1620s and 1630s – the first authentic eyewitness description of South America by a non-Spaniard who had actually lived in the New World.

    14 September 2016

    Copley’s Portraits of General Thomas Gage and Samuel Adams

    By Christopher Bryant

    A reconsideration of several key aspects of John Singleton Copley’s portrait of Major General the Honourable Thomas Gage and Samuel Adams.