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The Sixteenth Century Italian Paintings : Venice 1540-1600 (Hardcover)

Author: Penny, Nicholas

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This substantial and beautifully illustrated volume documents the National Gallery?s unrivaled collection of Venetian paintings created between 1540 and 1600, including some of the greatest works commissioned by the city from Veronese, Titian, Tintoretto, and the Bassano family. The collection is so rich and varied that the book serves as an introduction to all the major types of painting produced in Venice during this periodthe altarpiece, portrait, confraternity chapel decoration, ceiling and furniture painting, and paintings for the portego (long central hall) of a palace. Among the many important works included are Titian'sVendramin Family Venerating a Relic of the True Cross, Veronese'sFamily of Darius and four Allegories, and Tintoretto's Origin of the Milky Way. Nicholas Penny provides comprehensive and detailed information reflecting the most up-to-date scholarship on the paintingsmany of which have passed through some of the greatest collections in Europealong with a thorough discussion of their provenance.

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Publisher Natl Gallery Pubns Ltd
Mfg Part# 9781857099133
SKU 206728035
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1857099133
Release Date 5/14/2008
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