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Northern European and Spanish Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection

Martha Wolff, General Editor

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This magisterial volume, the result of many years of research, documents the Art Institute of Chicago’s significant—and, surprisingly, relatively unknown—collection of English, French, German, Netherlandish, and Spanish paintings created before 1600. Featuring nearly 100 altarpieces, private devotional works, portraits, and landscapes by such masters as Lucas Cranach, Gerard David, El Greco, Jan Gossart, and Rogier van der Weyden, this book is the first in-depth analysis of this impressive representation of late Gothic and Renaissance art.

With its accessibly written essays, descriptive catalogue entries, and beautiful illustrations, this important publication reflects the most up-to-date scholarship. New conservation investigations illuminate many issues sur¬rounding these works, including fascinating questions of attribution. Also included are illustrations of underdrawings, X-rays, reconstructed ensembles, and related works.

Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
8 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.; 476 pages; 356 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-300-11944-2