The Prado Museum

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-30
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
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"Renowned as the largest art gallery in the world, the Prado houses sculptures, drawings, coins, and other works of art - but it is its incomparable collection of paintings which had drawn fame worldwide. This third edition of The Prado Museum introduces the latest of the museum's acquisitions."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

The Royal Collectionsp. 9
The Antecedents to Thepainting Museump. 13
The Royal Collections Openp. 13
The Educational Ideals of the Enlightenmentp. 13
The First Project for a Royal Museum in Madridp. 14
The Josephine Museump. 14
The Ferdinandine Museum and the Academy of Fine Artsp. 15
The Prado Museump. 17
Conception (1816-1818)p. 17
The Buildingp. 19
Preliminary Preparations (1818-1819)p. 20
Ferdinand VII: Inauguration and Early Days of The Royal Painting Museum (1819-1833)p. 22
Isabella II (1833-1868)p. 28
The Liberal Period (1868-1873)p. 33
The First Republic (1873-1874)p. 36
Monarchy Restored (1875-1931)p. 37
The Second Republic (1931-1936)p. 45
The Civil War (1936-1939)p. 46
Dictatorship (1939-1975)p. 50
Democracy (1976-Present)p. 56
Painting Collectionsp. 84
The Spanish Schoolp. 86
The Italian Schoolp. 236
The Flemish Schoolp. 292
The German Schoolp. 348
The Dutch Schoolp. 356
The French Schoolp. 364
The British Schoolp. 386
Selected Bibliographyp. 393
Index of Namesp. 395
List of Platesp. 401
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