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Paul Mellon's Legacy: A Passion for British Art. Masterpieces from the Yale Center for British Art

Baskett, John; Jules David Prown; Duncan Robinson; Brian Allen; William Reese (essays)

Published by Published by the Yale Center for British Art and the Royal Academy of Arts in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Lg. quarto. ix,[3],335pp. ISBN: 978-0-300-11746-2. Brown cloth with gold lettering on spine in original illustrated dust jacket. Color frontispiece. "This book celebrates the centenary of Paul Mellon's birth with a richly illustrated selection of his finest acquisitions from the Yale Center's collection, along with essays considering his legacy.the first publication to feature all aspects of Paul Mellon's gift to his alma mater (Yale College, Class of 1929). Lavishly showcasing one hundred fifty of the most exquisite and important paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, sculptures, rare books, and manuscripts in the Yale Center's collection - including major works by Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner - this volume is a handsome tribute to one of British art's great benefactors." Majority of images are photographic color reproductions, some are in b/w. Includes over 140 short biographies of British artists. With contributions by Cassandra Albinson, Elisabeth Fairman, Lisa Ford, Gillian Forrester, Matthew Hargraves, Eleanor Hughes, Julia Marciari Alexander, Morna O'Neill, Stéphane Roy, Angus Trumble, and Scott Wilcox. Produced in association with the exhibition "Paul Mellon's Legacy: A Passion for British Art." Tight copy in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 27397

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Title: Paul Mellon's Legacy: A Passion for British ...

Publisher: Published by the Yale Center for British Art and the Royal Academy of Arts in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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