National Gallery of Art

Master Paintings from the Collection

John Oliver Hand; With a foreword by Earl A. Powell III

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A classic, beautifully produced survey of a renowned collection

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, is renowned for its world-class collection of paintings representing seven centuries of American and European art. Now in the sixth printing since its original publication in 2004, this engaging and broad-ranging volume is a wonderful introduction to the collection and, by extension, to the history of Western painting. The book showcases 400 masterworks, arranged chronologically from a 13th-century Byzantine icon to contemporary works, and provides incisive commentary on each. It features paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Winslow Homer, Paul Cézanne, Mary Cassatt, Barnett Newman, and other distinguished artists, all reproduced in gorgeous color.

John Oliver Hand is the former curator of Northern Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Earl A. Powell III is the former director of the National Gallery of Art.
ISBN: 9780300253900
Publication Date: October 27, 2020
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the National Gallery of Art, Washington
492 pages, 8 3/4 x 12
400 color illus.
Hans Holbein

Paintings, Prints and Reception

Edited by Mark Roskill and John Oliver Hand; Contributors:

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Essays in Context

Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych

Edited by John Oliver Hand and Ron Spronk

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Michel Sittow

Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe

John Oliver Hand and Greta Koppel; With Till-Holger Borcher

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