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Author Courtauld Institute of Art.

Title The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House / introduction by John Murdoch
Published London : Thames and Hudson, 1999


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Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Summary The renowned art collection originally built up by the industrial magnate Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s, and since greatly expanded thanks to generous gifts and bequests, is now permanently housed in the splendid architectural surroundings of Somerset House in the Strand. The nineteenth-century core of the collection reflects Samuel Courtauld's own single-minded policy of buying paintings by the leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, including such famous works as Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, Cezanne's The Card Players and Gauguin's Nevermore. As a result of subsequent expansion, the collection bearing Courtauld's name now also embraces important paintings ranging in period from the fourteenth century to the twentieth, including works by artists such as Bernardo Daddi, Lorenzo Monaco, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Claude Lorrain, Rubens, Gainsborough, Goya and Modigliani
This invaluable survey includes a representative selection of 77 paintings from all periods, each reproduced in colour and accompanied by an authoritative note
Notes Includes index
Subject Courtauld Institute Galleries -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Painting -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Murdoch, John, 1945-
Courtauld Institute of Art.
LC no. 98061031
ISBN 0500280916 Thames and Hudson
0500959935 Courtauld Institute