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Cézanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Doctor Gachet
     

Cézanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Doctor Gachet

by Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein
 

A unique group of paintings, drawings, and prints, principally by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Pissarro, Monet, and Guillaumin, which were collected by Dr. Paul Gachet and now have their home in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, are published—many for the first time—in this catalogue that accompanied an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr.

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A unique group of paintings, drawings, and prints, principally by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Pissarro, Monet, and Guillaumin, which were collected by Dr. Paul Gachet and now have their home in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, are published—many for the first time—in this catalogue that accompanied an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Gachet, a physician, amateur artists, and colorful personality who counted the painters among his friends, comes to life in an essay describing his activities, his cultural milieu, and his relationships with numerous artists. The works themselves, along with copies of the paintings made in Gachet’s circle and memorabilia, are fully illustrated and discussed.

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Library Journal
Fifty years ago, the children of Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909) donated to the French state the vast collection of impressionist and post impressionist artworks that their father had amassed from his personal contacts with the artists. These pieces were fervently guarded, ocassionally sold, and often copied by Dr. Gachet and his son Paul, both amateur artists, giving rise to questions of authenticity. Now, this richly illustrated catalog depicts these paintings, drawings, and copies as well as memorabilia on display recently at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with correspondence, photographs, and the results of radiography addressing such controversial issues. A summary catalog of the entire collection and a detailed chronology compiled by the son should be of special interest to scholars. Distel, curator at the Metropolitan, presents a fascinating look at the figure of Van Gogh immortalized. Recommended for research and special art history collections.--Joan Levin, MLS, Chicago Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780300085846
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)

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