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The Wrightsman Collection, Vol. 5, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

The Wrightsman Collection. Vol. 5, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

Watson, F. J. B., and Everett Fahy
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Considered to be without peer among American private collections of old masters, the Wrightsman Collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture is here catalogued by two of the most distinguished authorities in the field and fully illustrated in black-and-white and color. Volume V completes the series, Volumes I and II having been devoted to furniture and gilt bronze; Volumes III and IV to snuffboxes, silver, porcelain, and other objects of decorative art. An introduction by John Walker, Director Emeritus of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., gives a fascinating history of the way in which the Wrightsman Collection has been built up and refined; Sir John Pope-Hennessy, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, provides an authoritative introduction to the sculpture section.

Each entry includes a large-size illustration of the object (all the paintings are in full color) as well as many detailed views and comparable examples; the text is made up of a biography of the artist, physical description, provenance, and scholarly discussion, as well as a listing of other versions, exhibitions, references, and technical notes.

Met Art in Publication

Portrait of a Man in Armor with Two Pages, Paris Bordon  Italian, Oil on canvas
Paris Bordon
Virgin and Child with Four Angels, Gerard David  Netherlandish, Oil on wood
Gerard David
ca. 1510–15
Madame Henri François Riesener (Félicité Longrois, 1786–1847), Eugène Delacroix  French, Oil on canvas
Eugène Delacroix
Landscape with Moses and the Burning Bush, Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri)  Italian, Oil on copper
Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri)
The Annunciation, Luca Giordano  Italian, Oil on canvas
Luca Giordano
Christ Healing the Blind, El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  Greek, Oil on canvas
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
ca. 1570
The Villa Loredan, near Treviso, Francesco Guardi  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, touches of white gouache, over black chalk
Francesco Guardi
ca. 1778
The Vocation of Saint Aloysius (Luigi) Gonzaga, Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)  Italian, Oil on canvas
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
ca. 1650
André François Alloys de Theys d'Herculais (1692–1779), Nicolas de Largillierre (or Largillière)  French, Oil on canvas
Nicolas de Largillierre (or Largillière)
The Penitent Magdalen, Georges de La Tour  French, Oil on canvas
Georges de La Tour
ca. 1640
Two Young Peasant Women, Camille Pissarro  French, Oil on canvas
Camille Pissarro
Man Resting on a Spade, Jean-François Millet  French, Woodcut on thin laid paper; only state
Jean-François Millet
Seated Shepherdess, Jean-François Millet  French, Woodcut on chine collé; second state of two
Jean-François Millet
The Companions of Rinaldo, Nicolas Poussin  French, Oil on canvas
Nicolas Poussin
ca. 1633
Antonio Tempesta
ca. 1590–1630
Charity, Guido Reni  Italian, Oil on canvas
Guido Reni
ca. 1630
Portrait of a Woman, Probably Susanna Lunden (Susanna Fourment, 1599–1628), Peter Paul Rubens  Flemish, Oil on wood
Peter Paul Rubens
ca. 1625–27
Allegory of the Planets and Continents, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
A Dance in the Country, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
ca. 1755
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