Flemish Paintings

About the Author

Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. is curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art and professor of art history at the University of Maryland. His books include Perspective, Optics, and Delft Artists around 1650; Jan Vermeer; Vermeer and the Art of Painting; and the catalogue of the Dutch collection at the National Gallery, Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. He has received a number of honors throughout his career, including the College Art Association/National Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation, the Minda de Gunzburg Prize for the best exhibition catalogue, and the Johannes Vermeer Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Dutch Art.

Flemish Paintings

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The National Gallery of Art's collection of seventeenth-century Flemish paintings is relatively small, numbering less than sixty, but exceptional in quality. At the core of the collection are twelve paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens and his school and seventeen paintings by Sir Anthony van Dyck, including some of their finest masterpieces. Also represented are excellent works by other important Flemish masters.

  • Hardcover
  • 290 Pages, 56 color, 176 b+w, 9.625 x 11.25 inches
  • Published: 2005

Editorial Reviews

 The National Gallery's (Washington, DC) collection of 17th-century Flemish paintings...boasts key artworks by such Flemish greats as Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. Art historian Wheelock brings the collection together in this sizable volume, adorning it with beautiful reproductions, artist biographies, and more.--Library Journal

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