Art & Architecture

Italian Paintings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    Contributions by
  • Edgar Peters Bowron
  • Peter Lukehart
  • Mitchell Merling

Hardcover

Price:
$125.00 / £104.00
ISBN:
Published:
Jan 21, 1996
1996
Pages:
392
Size:
9.75 x 11.25 in.
Illus:
54 color, 79 b&w illus.
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The National Gallery collections include the most important Italian baroque paintings in America: the only landscape by Annibale Carracci in the United States; major works by Anton Maria Vasallo, Bernardo Strozzi, Donato Creti, and Sebastiano Ricci; and a number of view paintings by the popular eighteenth-century Venetian artists Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, and the Guardi. Among the sixty-nine works explored in this volume are Orazio Gentileschi’s Lute Player, considered his masterpiece; Jusepe de Ribera’s Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, the Gallery’s first work of the school of Naples; and one of Bellotto’s largest and most remarkable view paintings, The Fortress of Königstein.