Fabio Tononi
NOVA University of Lisbon

Volume 6, April 2024   


Volume 6 of The Edgar Wind Journal is a Festschrift honouring the Australian art historian, biographer, and curator Emeritus Professor Jaynie Anderson AM, FAHA, OSI, published to celebrate her eightieth birthday (she was born on 15 December 1944). Anderson is known for her monograph Giorgione: The Painter of Poetic Brevity (1997), her biography of Giovanni Morelli (2019), her exhibitions on Venetian painting, and her editions of the writings of Edgar Wind. Wind examined her in 1969 for her Rhodes Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. In 1983, she edited the first posthumous collection of Wind’s essays, The Eloquence of Symbols: Studies in Humanist Art, thereby reviving an interest in Wind’s works. That volume enjoyed an international critical success, being reprinted three times in English, and translated into Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. In 1986, Anderson edited a second collection of Wind’s essays, focused on English art of the eighteenth century, Hume and the Heroic Portrait: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Imagery, which was translated into Italian in 2000. Working on these editions, Anderson collaborated closely with Wind’s widow, Margaret Wind, who was organising her husband’s archive in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, now recognised as an important resource for art historiography. More recently, together with Bernardino Branca and the author of this editorial, Anderson co-edited a book on Wind, and is a frequent contributor to The Edgar Wind Journal, where she has been a member of the editorial board since its foundation in 2021.

Art historiography, art history, Edgar Wind, Festschrift, Jaynie Anderson



Anderson, Jaynie, Giorgione: The Painter of Poetic Brevity’: Including Catalogue Raisonné (Paris: Flammarion, 1997).

Anderson, Jaynie (ed.), Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence; The Proceedings of the 32nd International Congress in the History of Art (Melbourne: Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing, 2009).

Anderson, Jaynie, ‘Sitter Still: A Sitter’s Recollection’, Portrait: Magazine of Australian & International Portraiture (Canberra: National Portrait Gallery), 49 (Winter 2015), 26–28, <https://portrait.gov.au/magazines/49/sitter-still> [accessed 6 June 2024].

Anderson, Jaynie, The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy (Milan: Officina Libraria, 2019).

Anderson, Jaynie, ‘Giorgione in Sydney’, letter to the editor, Burlington Magazine, 161.1399 (October 2019), 800–01.

Anderson, Jaynie, ‘Edgar Wind and Giovanni Bellini’s “Feast of the Gods”: An Iconographic “Enfant Terrible”’, The Edgar Wind Journal, 2 (2022), 9–37.

Anderson, Jaynie, ‘“Posthumous Reputations”: Edgar Wind’s Rejected Review of Ernst Gombrich’s Biography of Warburg’, The Edgar Wind Journal, 3 (2022), 14–35.

Anderson, Jaynie, ‘Ferdinando Ongania’s Unpublished Monograph on Giorgione (1896)’, The Edgar Wind Journal, 4 (2023), 3–31.

Anderson, Jaynie, Bernardino Branca, and Fabio Tononi (eds), Edgar Wind: Art and Embodiment (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2024).

Brown, David Alan, et al. (eds), Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting (Washington: National Gallery of Art; Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006).

Wind, Edgar, The Eloquence of Symbols: Studies in Humanist Art, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983).

Wind, Edgar, Hume and the Heroic Portrait: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Imagery, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986).

Wind, Edgar, Leloquenza dei simboli (e) La Tempesta: commento sulle allegorie poetiche di Giorgione, trans. by Enrico Colli, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Milan: Adelphi, 1992).

Wind, Edgar, La elocuencia de los simbolos: estudios sobre arte humanista, trans. by Luis Millán, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Madrid: Allianza, 1993).

Wind, Edgar, Humanitas e ritratto eroico: studi sul linguaggio figurativo del Settecento inglese, trans. by Piero Bertolucci, ed. by Jaynie Anderson and Colin Harrison (Milan: Adelphi, 2000).

Wind, Edgar, Shinboru no shūjigaku, trans. by Fuminori Akiba, Tetsuhiro Katō and Momoe Kanazawa, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Tokyo: Shōbunsha, 2007).


The Edgar Wind Journal 6: 1-34, 2024
DOI: 10.53245/EWJ-000028
Copyright: © 2024 F.Tononi. This is an open access, peer-reviewed article published by Bernardino Branca