Treasures of Art in Great Britain 4 Volume Set: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss. - Cambridge Library Collection - Art and ArchitectureGustav Friedrich Waagen (author), Elizabeth Eastlake (editor and translator)
Multiple copy pack 2082 Pages / Published: 02/04/2015
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This four-volume work by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1794-1868), edited and translated by Lady Eastlake (1809-93), was published between 1854 and 1857. As Waagen explains in his preface to the first volume, he had previously published an account of his experiences on his first visit to Britain in 1835, but this new and longer work was addressed primarily to a British audience. It also differs in that the earlier work was more of a general travelogue, whereas these volumes, after an introductory essay, provide a more detailed catalogue - albeit in epistolary form - of works of art in public and private collections. Waagen (along with Johann David Passavant, whose work is also reissued in this series) was crucial to the adoption in Britain of the new approach to art history pioneered by German scholars, and his work is still consulted on matters of provenance and quality.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 2082
Weight: 2620 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
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