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Masters of French Painting, 1290-1920At the Wadsworth Atheneum

Published by GILES in association with the Wadsworth Atheneum

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Masters of French Painting, 1290-1920 - Cover

Masters of French Painting, 1290-1920 - Double page spread

Masters of French Painting, 1290-1920 - Double page spread

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 288 pages, 305 x 229 mm (9 x 12 in)

Illustrations — 150 colour and 40 b&w

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£45.00 / US$65.00

ISBN — 978-1-904832-93-5

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Sales Points

"This sumptuous volume is a feast for lovers of French art" "Especially interesting are the commentaries by Eric M. Zafran, the museum’s Curator of European Art. Each one is a short but fascinating art-history lesson summarizing the artist’s life and giving background information on the painting. Scholarly, witty and compulsively readable, they often include quotes from contemporary critics or illustrations of other artworks related to the painting" Vivian Thomas, France Today

About the Book

Masters of French Painting, 1290-1920 presents 138 of the most significant and representative works of art in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s internationally recognized collection of French paintings and pastels. These range from the great 17th-century religious masterpieces by Poussin and Claude, to charming 18th-century genre and portraits by Boucher, Robert, Vigée Lebrun, and Trinquesse, and onto varied and rich examples from the 19th century, with outstanding works by Géricault, Delacroix, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

About the Author(s)

Eric M. Zafran is the Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, where he has worked since 1997. As curator of European Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston he wrote volume I of the museum’s Catalogue of French Paintings. He is the author of publications on Rembrandt, Monet, Gauguin, Doré, and Calder.