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ITALIAN MASTER DRAWINGS From the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1525–1835

This exquisite catalogue of sixty-five Italian drawings ranging in date from 1525 to 1835 celebrates the second part of a major acquisition made by the National Gallery of Art in late 2007, the purchase of one of the finest private European holdings of old master drawings, the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection. The drawings presented here and in the accompanying exhibition span the last flowering of the Renaissance to the rise of neoclassicism. More

Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes

This publication will be the only available English-language monograph to date on sixteenth-century sculptor Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, also known as Antico. Given Antico’s importance for the history of sculpture this book is a much needed resource in the field and will present new scientific research and the results of technical studeis to be undertaken at the National Gallery of Art. A series of essays places Antico’s life, work and technique in a contextual framework useful for understanding his body of work. In addition to providing an overview of the artist’s acareer, the catalogue will also address key topics topics from his workmanship and craft to his relationship with the court of Mantua. More

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

John Ruskin (1819–1900) is well known as a writer but not as an artist, until now. Nothing like this magnificent full-colour catalogue of 131 of his drawings has ever been published. It will be a revelation. More

Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor

This catalogue accompanied the first ever loan exhibition of drawings from Waddesdon Manor, the house that was built and furnished by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1989) to show off his works of art and to entertain the fashionable world. More

Sacred Stitches: Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothchild Collection

Sacred Stitches accompanies an exhibition that will assemble together for the first time fragments of opulent and unique ecclesiastical textiles drawn from the stored collections at Waddesdon Manor, the astonishing Renaissance-style château that is one of the rare survivors of the splendour of the ‘goût Rothschild’. Dating from c. 1400 to the late 1700s, the textiles were acquired by several members of the Rothschild family, the greatest collectors of the 19th century, who sought the highest quality of workmanship with a keen sense of historical importance. More

Cameroon - Art and Kings

The ancient kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields are famous for their splendid artworks – thrones ornamented with precious European beads, wooden figures sculptured by unknown masters, enormous drums, finely carved jewellery made from ivory and brass, as well as fabulous masks. This exhibition catalogue presents 150 impressive masterpieces from the courts of the Grassfield kingdoms. More

Kannon – Divine Compassion: Early Buddhist Art from Japan

Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, is probably Japan’s most popular Buddhist deity. Images of Kannon – who hears the cries for help of all beings in distress – are the main focus of worship in many Japanese temples. This exhibition catalogue presents an exceptional selection of the most beautiful sculptures and paintings from the 7th to the 14th century, some of which have never been seen before outside Japan or which are rarely accessible even to the Japanese public. More

The Art of Southeast Asia: The Collection of the Museum Rietberg

The Museum Rietberg in Zurich possesses an old and important collection of Southeast Asian sculpture, but until now it has never been fully documented and analysed. It includes stone statues from the Cham culture of Vietnam, examples of which can otherwise only be seen in the Cham Museum in Da Nang and the Musée Guimet in Paris; sculptures of the Khmer from Cambodia which are among the earliest artefacts of this culture collected in Europe; and statues from Thailand and Indonesia. More


Endowed with a sharp eye, a brillant technique, and a refined sense for colours, Nainsukh is one of the most skilled artists of 18th century India. This brochure, meant to delight the eyes and the curiosity of general reader, informs about Nainsukh and his followers and shows thirty of their outstanding paintings which form the core of the Rietberg’s collection of Pahari paintings... More

The Temple of Devi Kothi

According to a 1754 inscription, the ruling Rajah Umed Singh of Chamba commissioned this extraordinarily ornate wooden temple, and two artists, Gurdev and Jhanda, carried out the work. Despite the difficulty of gaining access to the shrine, 2,300 m above sea level, the quality of these highly regarded reliefs is unique – nothing comparable in Chamba managed to withstand the fires and wars at the end of the 18th century. This book thoroughly publicises this important Hindu structure for the first time. More

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