Sixteenth- To Nineteenth-Century British Painting: State Hermitage Museum Catalogue (REV and Expanded)

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Sixteenth- To Nineteenth-Century British Painting: State Hermitage Museum Catalogue (REV and Expanded)
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The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg houses a relatively small but choice collection of 16th- to 19th-century British paintings, among them Thomas Gainsborough's vibrant Portrait of a Lady in Blue (c. 1770) and his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds' vast Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents (c. 1786), commissioned by the Russian Empress Catherine II and symbolizing a young Russia's growing strength. 135 paintings--works by artists from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales--are presented in this comprehensive catalogue. Also included are portraits from the famed War Gallery created by English painter George Dawe, who was awarded a prestigious commission to produce more than 300 images of Russian generals for the Gallery of 1812 in the historic Winter Palace, now part of the museum complex.

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9780300170467
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Hardcover
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June 7, 2011