Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - National Gallery Catalogues by Nicholas Penny

This highly anticipated catalogue of sixteenth-century paintings from the distinguished collection of the National Gallery in London encompasses artists who were active in Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona, cities characterized as much by the artistic interaction between them as by the influence of Venice. The artists include such well-known names as Lorenzo Lotto, Moretto, and Moroni, along with less familiar ones such as Bartolomeo Veneto and Callisto Piazza. For each of the paintings, distinguished scholar and curator Nicholas Penny provides information about technique and materials, conservation and condition, and subject and iconography. An account of the painting's original patronage is followed by a discussion of changing tastes, interpretation, and how the picture was esteemed (or neglected) over the centuries. One third of the paintings catalogued here are portraits, and entries include fascinating sections on contemporary dress, furnishings, and accessories. An appendix provides an illuminating account of some of the great collectors and collections of the past.

Buy National Gallery Catalogues by Nicholas Penny from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781857099089
ISBN-10: 1857099087
Format: Hardback
(285mm x 215mm x 34mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - National Gallery Catalogues by Nicholas Penny

Book Reviews - National Gallery Catalogues by Nicholas Penny

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about National Gallery Catalogues book by Nicholas Penny and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Nicholas Penny

Nicholas Penny is Senior Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. He was previously Keeper and Clore Curator of Renaissance Art at the National Gallery, London. Among his previous books are Giotto to Durer, The Materials of Sculpture, and the National Gallery Pocket Guide, Frames, all available from Yale University Press.

Books By Nicholas Penny

Closer Look: Pictorial Space by Nicholas Penny
Paperback, May 2017
Sixteenth Century Italian Paintings by Nicholas Penny
Hardback, June 2016
Shadows by Nicholas Penny
Hardback, October 2014
King's Pictures by Nicholas Penny
Hardback, October 2013