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You could save £10 when you buy any 2 of these 3 books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelangelo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major artists of the German-speaking world at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.

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Michelangelo's Dream

224 pages, hardback
260 x 216 mm, 100 illustrations
INDIVIDUAL PRICE: £40.00
ISBN: 978 1 907372 02 5
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German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1580–1900

320 pages, jacketed hardback
318 x 240 mm, 193 colour illustrations
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ISBN: 978 1 907372 06 3
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A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum

172 pages, paperback
265 x 228 mm, 100 colour illustrations
INDIVIDUAL PRICE: £30.00
ISBN: 978 1 884038 17 4
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Michelangelo's Dream

"The whole thing is a curatorial and scholarly triumph ... the catalogue essays do full justice to the power of Michelangelo's intellect, as well as to hand and eye" (Richard Dorment, Telegraph). Michelangelo's Dream (or Il Sogno) is one of the finest of all Italian Renaissance drawings and is amongst The Courtauld Gallery's greatest treasures. Executed at the height of the artist's career, this magnificent work exemplifies Michelangelo's unrivalled skill as draughtsman and his extraordinary power of invention. More

Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy

This publication, which accompanies an important exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, looks broadly at the practice of drawing by Renaissance sculptors, including such luminaries as Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, Cellini, Bandinelli and Giambologna. The book surveys two centuries of material, considering rough sketches and more finished sheets, isolated studies and sequences of ideas. More

Jonathan Richardson By Himself

Jonathan Richardson (1667–1745) was one of 18th-century England’s most significant cultural figures. A leading portrait painter and influential art theorist, he also amassed one of the period’s greatest collections of drawings. But there was another, highly unusual dimension to his pursuits. In 1728, at the age of 61 and shortly before his retirement from professional life, Richardson began to create a remarkable series of self-portrait drawings. Not intended for public display, these works were unguarded explorations of his own character. More

ITALIAN MASTER DRAWINGS From the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1525–1835

This exquisite catalogue of sixty-five Italian drawings ranging in date from 1525 to 1835 celebrates the second part of a major acquisition made by the National Gallery of Art in late 2007, the purchase of one of the finest private European holdings of old master drawings, the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection. The drawings presented here and in the accompanying exhibition span the last flowering of the Renaissance to the rise of neoclassicism. More

Regarding Thomas Rowlandson 1757-1827. His Life, Art & Acquaintance

This gripping story of one of the great graphic satirists and watercolour artists of the British School is based upon a mass of new research. Rowlandson kept no diary, wrote few letters, and occurs only infrequently in the memoirs of others. Source material is not abundant. More

4 books on Old Master Drawings SPECIAL OFFER

Save £25 when you buy these four books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major Italian artists at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; and significant French draughtsmen of the eighteenth century from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. More

Spanish Drawings in The Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue

Published to accompany the first substantial exhibition on the tradition of Spanish drawings to take place at The Courtauld Gallery, London, this catalogue captures the excitement and importance of this rapidly developing field of study. More

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

John Ruskin (1819–1900) is well known as a writer but not as an artist, until now. Nothing like this magnificent full-colour catalogue of 131 of his drawings has ever been published. It will be a revelation. More

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

Exploring aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from its origins in the 1760s to its final flowering in the 1840s, this exhibition catalogue considers 26 major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches from The Courtauld Gallery, London, and the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Samuel Palmer, Caspar David Friedrich and Karl Friedrich Lessing. More

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

This groundbreaking reconstruction of Goya’s so-called ‘Witches and Old Women’ album will offer rich insights into the artist’s concerns and preoccupations and will immeasurably deepen our understanding of the artist. With its themes of witchcraft, madness and nightmares, the predominant imagery of the album offers a particularly important perspective on the development of Goya’s interest in old age and its relationship to the fantastic and diabolical. More

Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery OUT OF PRINT

OUT OF PRINT: This beautiful and scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, organized by Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, and Stephanie Buck, Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery. The drawings represent a survey of the extraordinary of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German, Spanish, British and French artists active between the late Middle Ages and the early twentieth century. More

The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century Drawings from the Paris Academy OUT-OF-STOCK

Painting in 18th-century France was centred on the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, where the drawing of the male human figure was at the core of the curriculum. Only after mastering the copying of drawings and engravings, and then casts of antique sculptures, would the student be allowed to progress to drawing the nude figure in the life class. Accompanying an exhibition at the Wallace Collection that is unprecedented in Britain, this beautiful publication includes drawings by Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre, Carle van Loo, Gros and Jean-Baptiste Isabey. More

Italian Renaissance Drawings Volumes I and II

In the library of Sir John Soane’s remarkable house at 13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, several volumes of Italian architectural drawings of the 16th and 17th centuries have remained until today one of London’s hidden treasures. They have never been catalogued before in detail. More

3 books on Old Master Drawings SPECIAL OFFER

Save £15 when you buy these three books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major Italian artists at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. More

German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection - 3 IN STOCK

In late 2007 the National Gallery of Art, Washington, acquired one of the finest private European holdings of Old Master drawings – the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection – including 120 German drawings. This unique survey of drawings includes work by many of the most important artists from the German-speaking areas of Europe, including Switzerland and Austria. More

Flaxman: Master of the Purist Line

The sculptor and draughtsman John Flaxman (1755-1826) is here celebrated and described in six essays followed by a catalogue illustrating the various directions of his work. More

Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor

This catalogue accompanied the first ever loan exhibition of drawings from Waddesdon Manor, the house that was built and furnished by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1989) to show off his works of art and to entertain the fashionable world. More