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Impressionism for England By John House

Impressionism for England by John House

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In 1923, the industrialist Samuel Courtauld gave #50,000 to the nation to form the core of a great collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. This book tells the story of Courtauld's collecting and patronage.

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Impressionism for England: Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector by John House

In 1923, the industrialist Samuel Courtauld gave #50,000 to the nation to form the core of a great collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Simultaneously, he was building up the finest collection of French late-19th century paintings ever made in Britain, most of which went into the collection at the Courtauld Institute of Art. This book tells the story of Courtauld's collecting and patronage. Essays by several writers place his activities in the contexts of the English cultural milieu and of his family, while the gradual acceptance of modern French art in England's national museums is charted. Detailed catalogue entries discuss all the French pictures in the Courtauld's private collection, and a complete list of his purchases is presented in an annotated checklist that makes use of much recently discovered information. Impressionism and England is published to accompany a major exhibition at the Courtauld institute opening on 17th June 1994.

Table of Contents

John Murdoch - The Courtauld Family and Money; John House - Impressionism and its Contexts; John House - Modern French Art for the Nation - Samuel Courtauld's Collection and Patronage in Context; Andrew Stephenson - "An Anatomy of Taste"; Samuel Courtauld and Debates about Art Patronage and Modernism in Britain in the Inter-War Years; John House and William Bradford - Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings; Elizabeth Prettejohn - Checklist of Paintings Acquired by Samuel Courtauld; Elizabeth Prettejohn - Modern Foreign Paintings and the National Art Collections; Anthology of British Texts, 1905-32.

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GOR005422014
9780300061284
0300061285
Impressionism for England: Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector by John House
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
1994-06-10
252
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