The Sorceress Circe or Melissa by Dosso Dossi (c. 1518)

A mysterious Renaissance sorceress still casts her spell

The history of Dosso Dossi’s painting of the ‘sorceress’ – otherwise known as Melissa – reveals a bewitching tale of romance

28 Nov 2022
Sir John Mennes

The vivacity of Van Dyck’s portraits

Combining subtlety with swagger, Van Dyck’s portraits of courtiers offer a mischievous rival to the official written histories of his day

22 Mar 2022