Italian Paintings of the 17th and 18th Centuries

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This National Gallery of Art publication explores 69 Italian baroque paintings by Annibale Carracci, Anton Maria Vassallo, Bernardo Strozzi, Donato Creti, Sebastiano Ricci, Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, and more.

Diane De Grazia and Eric Garberson, with Edgar Peters Bowron, Peter M. Lukehart, and Mitchell Merling

Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalog

The National Gallery of Art collections include the most important Italian baroque paintings in the United States: the only landscape by Annibale Carracci in the nation; major works by Anton Maria Vassallo, Bernardo Strozzi, Donato Creti, and Sebastiano Ricci; and a number of view paintings by popular 18th-century Venetian artists Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, and the Guardi. Among the 69 works this volume explores are Orazio Gentileschi's The Lute Player, considered his masterpiece; Jusepe de Ribera's The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, the Gallery's first work from the school of Naples; and one of Bellotto's largest and most remarkable view paintings, The Fortress of Königstein.

  • Hardcover
  • 9.625 × 11.25 inches
  • 392 pages, 54 color and 79 b+w illustrations
  • Published 1996