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Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907, Bournemouth, Hampshire – 26 March 1983, Westminster, London), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO between 1956 and 1979, was a British spy, art historian, Professor of the History of Art, University of London and director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (1947-74).

Blunt was an acclaimed art critic and the "Fourth Man" of the Cambridge Five, a group of spies working for the Soviet Union from some time in the 1930s to the early 1950s.

Works

A Festschrift Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art presented to Anthony Blunt on his 60th Birthday, Phaidon 1967 (introduction by Ellis Waterhouse) contains a full list of his writings up to 1966.

Major works include:

  • Anthony Blunt, François Mansart and the Origins of French Classical Architecture, 1941.
  • Anthony Blunt, Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700, 1953 and many subsequent editions.
  • Anthony Blunt, Nicolas Poussin. A Critical Catalogue, Phaidon 1966
  • Anthony Blunt, Nicolas Poussin, Phaidon 1967 (new edition Pallas Athene publishing, London, 1995).
  • Anthony Blunt, Sicilian Baroque, 1968 (ed. it. Milano 1968; Milano 1986).
  • Anthony Blunt, Picasso's Guernica, Oxford University Press, 1969.
  • Anthony Blunt, Neapolitan Baroque and Rococo Architecture, London 1975 (ed. it. Milano 2006).
  • Anthony Blunt, Baroque and Rococo Architecture and Decoration, 1978.
  • Anthony Blunt, Borromini, 1979 (ed. it. Roma-Bari 1983).
  • Anthony Blunt, L'occhio e la storia. Scritti di critica d'arte (1936-1938), a cura di Antonello Negri, Udine 1999.

Important articles after 1966:

  • Anthony Blunt, "Rubens and architecture," Burlington Magazine, 1977, 894, pp. 609–621.
  • Anthony Blunt, "Roman Baroque Architecture: the Other Side of the Medal," Art history, no. 1, 1980, pp. 61–80 (includes bibliographical references).




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