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Paintings in the Hermitage
     

Paintings in the Hermitage

by Colin T Eisler, Vitaly A. Suslov (Introduction), B. B. Piotrovsky (Introduction)
 

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In 1765, Catherine the Great began to collect paintings of the highest quality for political as well as aesthetic reasons . Her collection was the seed that grew into one of the greatest museums in the world . Never before has such a vast number of works from this magnificent collection been published in one volume.

The more than 630 works in PAINTINGS IN THE

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In 1765, Catherine the Great began to collect paintings of the highest quality for political as well as aesthetic reasons . Her collection was the seed that grew into one of the greatest museums in the world . Never before has such a vast number of works from this magnificent collection been published in one volume.

The more than 630 works in PAINTINGS IN THE HERMITAGE include many of those acquired by Catherine as well as hundreds of others added more recently. The books features paintings from eighteenth-and nineteenth-century France, with major canvases by Boucher, Fragonard, Watteau, Claude Lorrain, Hubert Robert, David, Ingres, and Corot showing the best paintings from the world's most extensive collection of these works under one roof.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556704192
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.87(d)

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