Visiting Gertrude and Alice

Gertrude Stein’s apartment on the rue de Fleurus was on the ground floor of an undistinguished building which had none of the grandeur of the seventeenth-century hotel on the rue Christine that she subsequently occupied. From the courtyard, a tiny entrance hall opened onto a large, square, high-ceilinged drawing room, …

Holbein’s Faces

"Holbein and the Court of Henry VIII" Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle, at the Pierpont Morgan Library, April 21-July 30, 1983

an exhibition of drawings from the Collection of H.M. Queen
Seventy portrait drawings by Holbein the Younger from the royal collection at Windsor Castle, supplemented by material from other sources—paintings, documents, and book illustrations—are on view at the Morgan Library until the end of July. The portrait drawings, which are the meat of the show, were made during Holbein’s two …