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This is the latest scholarly catalog in a new series revising publications originally begun in 1945 at the National Gallery, London. Following Volume 1 (2004), which focuses on many northern works by Bellini, director and former senior curator Penny here presents the gallery's collection of Venetian paintings dating from 1540 to 1600. The introduction covers the types of paintings commissioned by the city from some of Venice's foremost artists, including Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese, and shows how their paintings got to England and to the National Gallery's world-class collection. Then, the specific artists are presented in alphabetical order, with entries featuring biographical information and details on individual paintings, including size, materials and techniques, conservation, condition, attribution, subject, treatment and date, frame, and acquisition by the gallery. The entries are fully footnoted, and a short list of "Changes of Attribution" since the last edition in 1975 is also included. Beautifully illustrated with many full-color reproductions, this is essential reading for specialists. Art students and the museum-going public will also find it informative. Academic, museum, and large public libraries are advised to purchase.