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THE PORTRAIT IN BRITISH ART: MASTERPIECES BOUGHT WITH THE HELP OF THE NATIONAL ART COLLECTIONS FUND. John Hayes. National Portrait Gallery, London, 1991. 176 pp. with 177 ills. (69 col.). 34 x 26 cm. LC 93-111938 ISBN 1855140500 In English.
Full-page color plates accompanied by substantial commentaries and reference illustrations document 66 striking portraits drawn from public collections throughout Great Britain, the selection dominated by 18th-century works by such artists as Gainsborough, Ramsay, Hogarth, Reynolds, Romney and Wright but also encompassing canvases by Van Dyck, Dobson, Lely, Rossetti, Millais and Sickert. A lengthy introductory text traces the development of portraiture in Great Britain from the time of Holbein, discussing the achievements of individual artists and the changing relationships between painters and patrons.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,15
Worldwide Number: 023414
Hardcover $85.00    

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