ART TREASURES OF ENGLAND: THE REGIONAL COLLECTIONS. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1998. Published in association with Merrell Holberton Publishers Ltd, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 488 pp. with 485 ills. (422 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 1858940478 In English.
Documenting a major exhibition of art works assembled from museums and galleries throughout England, this substantial catalogue provides fine reproductions and individual discussions of some 280 paintings and 130 drawings and sculptures dating from the 14th century to the present, the selection consisting largely of works by such celebrated and lesser-known British artists as Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner, Eastlake, Etty, Dyce, Rossetti, Hepworth, Bacon and Hockney but including numerous pieces by Durer, Michelangelo, Tintoretto, Rubens, Rembrandt, Friedrich, Courbet, Degas, Gauguin, Picasso and other important Continental figures. Brief profiles of the more than 100 lending institutions supplement four essays that include a lengthy overview of the evolution of English municipal art collections, an examination of the influence of the Royal Academy on the development of provincial museums in the late 19th century and a discussion of regional collections of 20th-century British art.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Painting, Several Media
Worldwide Number: 026387