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Tancred Borenius

Borenius, Tancred (tängˈkrād bôrēˈnēəs) [key], 1885–1948, art historian and teacher, b. Finland. He became professor of the history of art at University College, London, in 1922. In 1933 he became director of the excavations of Clarendon Palace near Salisbury, England. Borenius was managing editor of the Burlington Magazine from 1940 to 1945. Among his many publications are The Painters of Vicenza (1909), The Iconography of St. Thomas of Canterbury (1929), and Rembrandt: Selected Paintings (1942).

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