Old Masters

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Magnificent Marble Statues: British Sculpture in The Mansion House

OUT OF STOCK The Mansion House, the palatial city residence of the Lord Mayor of London, is home to one of the capital’s finest collections of British sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The first book on the sculpture ever published, this beautifully illustrated study reveals the subjects of the sculptures, the stories behind the commissions and the importance of the artists themselves. New photography highlights the qualities of the individual sculptures in their historic settings. 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

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

Exploring aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from its origins in the 1760s to its final flowering in the 1840s, this exhibition catalogue considers 26 major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches from The Courtauld Gallery, London, and the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Samuel Palmer, Caspar David Friedrich and Karl Friedrich Lessing. More

Italian Renaissance Drawings Volumes I and II

In the library of Sir John Soane’s remarkable house at 13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, several volumes of Italian architectural drawings of the 16th and 17th centuries have remained until today one of London’s hidden treasures. They have never been catalogued before in detail. More

German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection - 3 IN STOCK

In late 2007 the National Gallery of Art, Washington, acquired one of the finest private European holdings of Old Master drawings – the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection – including 120 German drawings. This unique survey of drawings includes work by many of the most important artists from the German-speaking areas of Europe, including Switzerland and Austria. More

3 books on Old Master Drawings SPECIAL OFFER

Save £15 when you buy these three books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major Italian artists at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. More

2 books on Old Master Drawings SPECIAL OFFER

You could save £10 when you buy two of these books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major artists of the German-speaking world at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. More

4 books on Old Master Drawings SPECIAL OFFER

Save £25 when you buy these four books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major Italian artists at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; and significant French draughtsmen of the eighteenth century from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. More

Regarding Thomas Rowlandson 1757-1827. His Life, Art & Acquaintance

This gripping story of one of the great graphic satirists and watercolour artists of the British School is based upon a mass of new research. Rowlandson kept no diary, wrote few letters, and occurs only infrequently in the memoirs of others. Source material is not abundant. More

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

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