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Early European art was a consuming interest of both Robert Lehman and his father, Philip Lehman, an interest reflected in the remarkable number and quality of drawings they owned from the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. In addition to an important group of early German drawings, the collection includes a "Saint Paul" from a series associated with Jan van Eyck and the famous "Scupstoel" from the circle of Rogier van der Weyden, the only design for a decorative sculpture to survive from the fifteenth century. The great artists of the seventeenth century, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Claude Lorrain, and Rembrandt among them, are also represented, Rembrandt by seven drawings, including the large study of Leonardo's "Last Supper" that would stay in his mind all through his career. Drawings by Antoine Watteau, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, Thomas Gainsborough, Paul Sandby, and George Romney are among the many from eighteenth-century France and England. The volume discusses all 153 drawings at length, placing each in its art historical setting and complementing the discussion with comparative illustrations of related works. [This book was originally published in 1999 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]
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Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300203349
Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 2013. Trade paperback. Condition: New. Illus. in color and b/w (illustrator). Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 488 p. Audience: General/trade. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0001875