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A GIFT TO AMERICA: MASTERPIECES OF EUROPEAN PAINTING FROM THE SAMUEL H. KRESS COLLECTION. Chiyo Ishikawa et al. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1994. Organized in association with Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Seattle Art Museum and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 304 pp. with 181 ills. (60 col.). 29 x 24 cm. LC 93-23102 ISBN 0810933837 In English.
Highlighting a selection of paintings from the vast array of works donated to American museums by Kress (1863-1955) and the Kress Foundation from the 1930s to the 1960s, this catalogue presents excellent full-page reproductions of 57 canvases dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries, among them landscapes, portraits, religious compositions, genre studies and still lifes by Titian, Canaletto, Tintoretto, Veronese, Batoni, El Greco, Goya, Rubens, Van Dyck, Claude, Watteau and some 35 other artists. Includes extensive commentaries on the featured works as well as two substantial essays that discuss the formation of Kress's collection of Italian Baroque paintings and the history of his extraordinary donations to more than 90 institutions throughout the United States, among them a series of major gifts critical to the development of the National Gallery.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,17
Worldwide Number: 024391
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