17th-18th Century Flemish Painting : State Hermitage Museum Catalogue
'a very welcome publication ... scholarly ... and lavishly illustrated' - Burlington Magazine
The catalogue of the Flemish paintings in the Hermitage Museum's collection.
Among the many treasures of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is its remarkable collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Flemish paintings-more than five hundred in all-including key works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, Snyders, and Teniers. Forming the core of the Hermitage's Flemish collection, these works were acquired from all over Europe by the Empress Catherine II, and the collection has continued to develop.
This magnificent volume is the first to provide detailed information in English with illustrations for every work. More than 140 artists are represented in the collection and in this complete catalogue, which provides a comprehensive picture of the golden age of Flemish painting. Individual illustrated entries for every work are accompanied by detailed indexes and provenance information that provides a unique view of the history of collecting in Russia.
One of the Evening Standard's art books of the year in 2008.
- Authors: Natalya Babina and Natalya Gritsay
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Date published: August 2008
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300116861
- Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 25.4 cm