The Harold Samuel Collection: A Guide to the Dutch and Flemish Pictures at the Mansion House
This volume is the first in the three-part series on the treasures of Mansion House, residence to the Lord Mayor of London. Magnificent Marble Statutes: A Guide to the Sculpture at the Mansion House and The Honour and Grandeur: Regalia, Gold and Silver at the Mansion House offer more information about this historic building.
The Harold Samuel Collection Art Collection of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth-century pictures is one of the finest groups of Old Master paintings assembled in Britain over the past hundred years, comprised of 84 artworks bequeathed by Sir Harold Samuel (1912-1987) to Mansion House.
This book includes insightful and vivid entries that accomany the reproductions of each painting, enabling readers to take a behind-the-scenes tour through Mansion House and discover the artists and their subjects - landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes - the development of styles, forms, materials and techniques, and the history of the collection. Highlights include works by Frans Hals, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Pieter de Hooch.
Authors : Michael Hall with Clare Gifford
Publication Date : 2012
Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN : 9781907372414