The Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings

Volume II: Venice 1540-1600

Nicholas Penny

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May 14, 2008
544 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4
20 b/w + 235 color illus.
ISBN: 9781857099133
Cloth

Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press

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 period––the altarpiece, portrait, confraternity chapel decoration, ceiling and furniture painting, and paintings for the portego (long central hall) of a palace. Among the many important works included are Titian's Vendramin Family Venerating a Relic of the True Cross, Veronese's Family of Darius and four Allegories, and Tintoretto's Origin of the Milky Way. Nicholas Penny provides comprehensive and detailed information reflecting the most up-to-date scholarship on the paintings––many of which have passed through some of the greatest collections in Europe––along with a thorough discussion of their provenance.

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.

Raphael

From Urbino to Rome

Hugo Chapman, Tom Henry, and Carol Plazzotta; With contribu

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Raphael

Roger Jones and Nicholas Penny

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Giotto to Dürer

Early Renaissance Painting in the National Gallery

Jill Dunkerton, Susan Foister, Dillian Gordon, and Nicholas

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Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe

Edited by Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt

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