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The Resource Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe, Jonathan Brown

Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe, Jonathan Brown

Label
Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe
Title
Kings & connoisseurs
Title remainder
collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Brown
Title variation
Kings and connoisseurs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Old master paintings are now considered to be the most valuable and prestigious of the visual arts, and the best examples command the highest prices of any luxury commodity. In this series of lectures Jonathan Brown tells in vivid detail the story of the rise of painting to this exalted status. The result is an exciting narrative of greed and passion, played out against a background of international politics and intrigue. This book, which is an essay in cultural and art history, is completed by a postscript showing why important old master paintings have now virtually disappeared from the art market. The transformation of painting from an inexpensive to a costly art form reached a crucial stage in the royal courts of Europe in the seventeenth century, where rulers and aristocrats assembled huge collections, often in short periods of time. Brown traces this process in Madrid, Paris, London, and Brussels, beginning with the dispersal of the great English collections in the aftermath of the Civil War, including those of Charles I, the Earl of Arundel, and the Dukes of Buckingham and Hamilton. Hundreds of great pictures were all at once available to continental collectors and were acquired by Cardinal Jules Mazarin, Louis XIV of France, Archduke Leopold William of Austria, and Philip IV of Spain, as well as lesser-known collectors, including Everhard Jabach and Luis de Haro. Through comparative analysis of collecting and collectors at these courts, Brown explains the formation of new attitudes toward pictures, as well as the mechanisms that supported the enterprise of collecting, including the emergence of the art dealer, the development of connoisseurship, and the publication of sumptuous picture books of various collections
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
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Brown, Jonathan
Dewey number
759.4/074/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N5240
LC item number
.B76 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts
  • Bollingen series
Series volume
  • 1994
  • XXXV, 43
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting
  • Painting
  • Schilderijen
  • Kunstverzamelaars
  • Peinture
  • Peinture
  • Europa
Label
Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe, Jonathan Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.
  • Reasons of State
  • VI.
  • The Prestige of Painting
  • Postscript: Where Have All the Masterpieces Gone? An Essay on the Market for Old Pictures, 1700-1995
  • I.
  • Charles I and the Whitehall Group
  • II.
  • The Sale of the Century
  • III.
  • "The Greatest Amateur of Paintings among the Princes of the World"
  • IV.
  • "Amator artis pictoriae:" Archduke Leopold William and Picture Collecting in Flanders
Control code
32241695
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780691044972
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95010548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1686407
Label
Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe, Jonathan Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.
  • Reasons of State
  • VI.
  • The Prestige of Painting
  • Postscript: Where Have All the Masterpieces Gone? An Essay on the Market for Old Pictures, 1700-1995
  • I.
  • Charles I and the Whitehall Group
  • II.
  • The Sale of the Century
  • III.
  • "The Greatest Amateur of Paintings among the Princes of the World"
  • IV.
  • "Amator artis pictoriae:" Archduke Leopold William and Picture Collecting in Flanders
Control code
32241695
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780691044972
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95010548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1686407

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