December 20 2014
Picture: Courtauld Institute Gallery, 'The Adoration of the Shepherds', by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
Right, I think that's it for the moment folks, time for me to trim the goose and all that. I wish you all the happiest of Christmases/holidays, and may your stockings bulge with art historical goodies.
Can I also take this opportunity to thank you for all your interest and support over the last year. To those of you who have written in with comments, an extra special thanks; if, in the fogs of my inbox, I have not replied to every email, apologies - they're all much appreciated.
Finally, if you think anything deserves special praise in a 'Best of the Year' sort of way, be it something like an exhibition, discovery or acquisition, please send me an email, and I'll put it up.
Otherwise, see you in 2015!
Update - many people have praised 'Late Rembrandt' at the National Gallery in London, and also the Met's Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry.
Update II - Happy New Year! I'm just polishing off a chapter for a history book (I've been back to Victorian foreign policy over Christmas), and will get back to the blog tomorrow, Tuesday 6th Jan.
Many thanks to all those who kindly emailed over the holidays.