Tradition has it that the young American republic had a natural affinity with the 17th-century Dutch oligarchy--they shared concepts of democracy, religious freedom, the rise of the middle class, and a protestant work ethic. Bostonians from the 18th century to the present have turned this affinity into a passion for collecting Dutch painting. Landscapes that capture the subtleties of southern light, cityscapes and church interiors, seascapes, portraits, genre scenes, and still lifes are among the humble, precious, everyday subjects that have appealed to them. This book traces the history of Boston's remarkable collection of Dutch painting, including little-known works by Rembrandt, Balthasar van der Ast, Jan van der Heyden, and Jacob van Ruisdael, bringing together works from private collections usually seen only in their owner's homes.
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Ronni Baer is the Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings in the Art of Europe Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her previous works include "The Paintings of Gerrit Dou" and "So Many Brilliant Talents: Art & Craft in the Age of Rubens".
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Book Description MFA Boston, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Hardcover 1st Printing in unclipped dust jacket BRAND NEW, Fine in Fine, no remainder mark, pristine new copy (dj in mylar); 4to; x + 146pp indexed & illus. Extra shipping charge REQUIRED for priority or overseas delivery of this oversize book. Bookseller Inventory # 17179
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Book Description MFA Publications, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110878466312