Choice: Twenty-One Years of Collecting for Scotland by Timothy Clifford

Choice: Twenty-One Years of Collecting for Scotland by Timothy Clifford

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Chronicles the development of the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland. This work contains paintings, sculpture, prints, photography and medals dating from the early renaissance.

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Since taking the helm of the National Galleries of Scotland in 1984, Sir Timothy Clifford has overseen the acquisition of some of the finest, and best-loved works in the national collection. This book chronicles the development of the collection under his directorship and casts light upon the wide range of acquisitions, including the fascinating stories behind their purchase. Lavishly illustrated, highlights of the book include The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Botticelli, The Three Graces by Canova (purchased jointly with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London), and the most recent major acquisition, Venus Anadyomene by Titian. Works from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art's internationally renowned Surrealist collection are also featured, as well as paintings from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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SKU GOR001861199
Title Choice: Twenty-One Years of Collecting for Scotland
Author By (author) Timothy Clifford
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 1903278732
ISBN 13 9781903278734
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Since taking the helm of the National Galleries of Scotland in 1984, Sir Timothy Clifford has overseen the acquisition of some of the finest, and best-loved works in the national collection. This book chronicles the development of the collection under his directorship and casts light upon the wide range of acquisitions, including the fascinating stories behind their purchase. Lavishly illustrated, highlights of the book include The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Botticelli, The Three Graces by Canova (purchased jointly with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London), and the most recent major acquisition, Venus Anadyomene by Titian. Works from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art's internationally renowned Surrealist collection are also featured, as well as paintings from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001861199
Title Choice: Twenty-One Years of Collecting for Scotland
Author By (author) Timothy Clifford
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 1903278732
ISBN 13 9781903278734
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No