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CENTURY OF SPLENDOUR: SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH PAINTING IN FRENCH PUBLIC COLLECTIONS. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1993. Organized in association with Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, and Musee Fabre, Montpellier. Published in association with Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 400 pp. with 167 ills. (148 col.) and 259 reference ills. 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 2891921666 In English.
Thoroughly surveys the thematic and stylistic diversity of 17th-century French painting through a presentation of works drawn primarily from provincial museums, featuring full-page reproductions and substantial individual discussions of 132 landscapes, portraits and religious, historical and genre compositions by La Tour, Vouet, Claude, Poussin, Le Brun, La Hyre, the Le Nain brothers, Valentin and more than 60 other painters. Includes biographical profiles of the artists and an introductory essay that examines the influence of social, economic, regional and political factors on the development and study of French painting of the period while critiquing modern art historical methodologies. ***ENGLISH EDITION OUT OF PRINT. Hardcover French edition available: GRAND SIECLE: PEINTURES FRANCAISES DU XVIIE SIECLE DANS LES COLLECTIONS PUBLIQUES FRANCAISES (ISBN 2-7118-2685-6).
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,15,17
Worldwide Number: 023914
Hardcover $95.00 nota bene: See Comment Above.

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