British paintings of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries /

Additional authors: Hayes, John T.
Series: The Collections of the National Gallery of Art : systematic catalog Published by : National Gallery of Art ; | Cambridge University Press, (Washington, D.C. : | [New York] :) Physical details: xv, 407 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. ISBN:0521410665; 9780521410663. Year: 1992
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Reference Items British Council Library
759.2 (Browse shelf) 1 Not for loan

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This volume is devoted to the paintings in the National Gallery, Washington DC, that were produced from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century by British artists, or by foreign artists who spent the greater part of their working lives in Britain. Composed mainly of paintings acquired by such wealthy nineteenth century industrialists as Andrew Mellon and P. A. B. Widener, the core of this important collection is a series of portraits by such eighteenth-century artists as Gainsborough, Lawrence, Raeburn, and Romney, who represent the 'golden age' of British painting. Arranged alphabetically by artist, each work is accompanied by a full catalogue entry in which the history, style, and content is fully detailed. The volume also contains short biographies of each artist, as well as a pertinent and up-to-date bibliography.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction and notes to the reader
  • Abbreviations for frequently cited periodicals
  • Abbreviations for books
  • Catalogue Indices
  • Concordances
  • List of artists

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