Courtauld Impressionists : From Manet to Cezanne
Accompanying an exhibition at the National Gallery, this handsome book brings together impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces from the Courtauld Gallery with paintings from both collections by Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The authors discuss iconic paintings such as Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Cézanne's Card Players, and explore the fascinating story of the formation of the Courtauld collection. For its founder, the industrialist Samuel Courtauld, it was a deeply felt and personal lifelong ambition that these great pictures should be seen and enjoyed by the widest possible public; and his creation of a 50,000 purchase fund for the Tate and the National Gallery helped to lay the foundations of Britain's national collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
- Authors: Anne Robbins, Associate Curator of post-1800 paintings and Caroline Campbell, director of collections, National Gallery
- Hardcover: 144 pages | 78 colour and black and white illustrations
- Date published: September 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1857096385
- Product Dimensions: 31.3 x 25.0 cm