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British Paintings in the National Gallery of Art (The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue)

ISBN13: 9780521410663
ISBN: 0521410665
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $95.0
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Date:
Pages: 423
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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.