French Paintings from the USSR: Watteau to Matisse
A hard to find catalogue of French paintings from the USSR
In September 1988, The National Gallery in London hosted the first major exhibition of French paintings from the USSR in Britain with paintings spanning three centuries by artists including Watteau, Boucher, Cardin, Cezanne, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso. This book is the catalogue to this exhibition.
The book contains brief descriptions of The Hermitage, Leningrad, and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the sources of the works, by E. V. Deryabina, and M. A. Bessonova and J. A. Kuznetsova, respectively. It also includes biographies of the artists, a List of Exhibitions and a Bibliography.
The catalogue contains 38 full-page, coloured plates which are accompanied by short texts. Amongst the works lent by the Pushkin Museum include a number from the collections of the businessmen, Sergei Shchukin, 1854-1937, and Ivan Morozov, 1871-1921, whose collections were taken by the State after the Revolution and, in 1928, were brought together on the site of Morozov's former residence.
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Date published: 1988
- Language: English
- Condition: Used - very good
- Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm