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A NOBLE COLLECTION: THE SPENCER ALBUMS OF OLD MASTER PRINTS. Marjorie B. Cohn. Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992. Organized and published by Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge. 366 pp. with 84 ills. 28 x 22 cm. LC 92-158224 ISBN 0916724808 In English.
Extensively examining a set of nine albums of prints compiled for an early 18th-century British collector by noted Parisian dealers Jean and Pierre-Jean Mariette, this scholarly catalogue features 62 works by della Bella, Tempesta, the Carracci, Callot and other Italian, French and Netherlandish artists of the late 16th and 17th centuries. A detailed introductory essay investigating the history of the albums is augmented by lengthy individual analyses of the highlighted works and a checklist of the complete set of nearly 3600 prints.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Graphic Arts (Prints)
Plans: 01,06,07,17
Worldwide Number: 023538
Paperbound $32.95    

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