9781857099133

National Gallery Catalogues; The Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings Volume II: Venice 1540-1600

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    9781857099133

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    1857099133

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2008-05-14
  • Publisher: National Gallery London
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Summary

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 theportego(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 Dariusand fourAllegories,and Tintoretto'sOrigin 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.

Author Biography

Nicholas Penny is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. He is the author of many books, including The National Gallery Catalogue of Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings, Volume I: Bergamo, Brescia and Cremona and The Materials of Sculpture; he is also coauthor of Raphael and coeditor of the forthcoming Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe, all published by Yale University Press.

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