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Aelbert Cuyp

Published to accompany an international touring exhibition, Aelbert Cuyp reproduces 45 of the artist’s most distinguished paintings and 64 drawings, accompanied by more than 100 comparative illustrations and insightful essays by a team of curators and scholars.

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American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850–1875: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs

American Light makes a fresh and comprehensive examination of the culminating phase of Hudson River painting, now commonly called luminism.

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American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection

American Masters, which accompanied an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, is the first book to present and document the important collection of American art assembled by the scholar and professor John Wilmerding.

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American Naive Paintings

This systematic catalogue covers the collection of American naive paintings at the National Gallery of Art, a collection of more than 300 works primarily originating in the northeastern United States during the 19th century.

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American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century

This volume of the series of systematic catalogues that describe the collections of the National Gallery of Art contains entries on paintings by trained artists who were born or worked in the United States in the 18th and early 19th century and whose earliest work in the collection was painted before 1800.

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American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I

This volume, the first of two on the 19th-century American paintings in the National Gallery of Art, documents works by some of America’s most famous artists and includes results from technical examinations by the scientific research department.

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American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II

This second of two volumes devoted to 19th-century American paintings at the National Gallery of Art includes works by Gari Melchers through Alexander Helwig Wyant.

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Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art

Published to coincide with an exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of William A. Clark’s bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, this catalog has entries demonstrating the wide range of Clark’s collection.

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Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century

This catalog accompanied an exhibition presenting approximately 150 works, all acquired during the last decade of the 20th century, that survey the last five centuries of European and American art.

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Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

Art for the Nation includes more than 300 works of art donated by more than 150 benefactors to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art in 1991.

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The Art of Paolo Veronese, 1528–1588

This catalog, part of the worldwide celebrations that commemorated the 400th anniversary of Paolo Veronese’s death, illustrates every aspect of Veronese’s career and demonstrates the evolution of his style.

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The Art of Paul Gauguin

The Art of Paul Gauguin reproduces more than 200 works by this important modern artist and includes essays, a chronology, selected writings by the artist, and a list of exhibitions.

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Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, Volume 1

This volume, the first in a series of four, describes the history, characteristics, and scientific analysis of 10 pigments (Indian yellow; cobalt yellow; natural and synthetic barium sulfate; cadmium yellows, oranges, and reds; red lead and minium; green earth; zinc white; chrome yellow and other chromate pigments; lead antimonate yellow; and cochineal and kermes carmine) that have played a major role in the history of painting.

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Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, Volume 2

This volume describes the history, characteristics, and scientific analysis of nine pigments (azurite and blue verditer; natural and artificial ultramarine blue; lead white; lead–tin yellow; smalt; verdigris and copper resinate; vermilion and cinnabar; malachite and green verditer; and calcium carbonate whites) originally discussed in articles published in Studies in Conservation between 1966 and 1974, providing updated information reflecting new developments in conservation and technical research.

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Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, Volume 3

This volume, the third in a series describing the history, characteristics, and scientific analysis of artists’ pigments, covers 10 pigments (Egyptian blue; gamboge; titanium dioxide whites; orpiment and realgar; indigo and woad; madder and alizarin; Vandyke brown; Prussian blue; emerald green and Scheele’s green; and chromium oxide greens).

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Bellows: The Boxing Pictures

This catalog brings together all of Bellows’s boxing paintings, as well as most of the known drawings and lithographs on this theme.

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British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

British Paintings includes paintings that were produced from the 16th to the 19th century by British artists or foreign artists who spent the greater part of their working lives in Britain.

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A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art: Volume 1, Painters Born Before 1850

This catalog is the first of two volumes that provide the first modern documentation of the collection of American paintings owned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art: Volume 2, Painters Born from 1850 to 1910

This catalog is the second of two volumes that provide the first modern documentation of the collection of American paintings owned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration

Circa 1492 assesses the meeting of the worlds that took place at the end of the 15th century from the lasting perspective of art and cultural achievement.

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Conservation Research

This publication, the inaugural volume of Conservation Research, provides research by Andrew W. Mellon Fellows from 1984 to 1988 and by members of the conservation staff of the National Gallery of Art covering a wide range of topics that are of interest to conservators and the general reader alike.

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Conservation Research 1996/1997

The essays in this volume address a range of subjects studied by the conservation division of the National Gallery of Art related to the Gallery’s collection.

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Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945

Documenting the 524 American paintings that were part of the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, this catalog provides in-depth research and scholarship, as well as an introduction examining the Corcoran’s history of collecting these iconic works of American art.

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Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945, Scholarly Apparatus

This scholarly apparatus provides in-depth research and documentation for each of the 102 paintings highlighted in the accompanying volume Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945.

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Degas: The Dancers

This catalog, with 58 of Degas’s works featuring the dancers of the Opera ballet, has two goals: to survey the range of Degas’s treatments of ballet subjects from the late 1860s until the end of his working life sometime after 1900, and to reevaluate Degas’s working methods.

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Early Netherlandish Painting

This volume contains entries for those paintings in the National Gallery of Art that were produced in the 15th and 16th centuries by artists from the Netherlands.

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Edvard Munch: Symbols and Images

This exhibition catalog provides viewers an opportunity to experience the full range of Munch’s genius, both in painting and also in graphic work, and reexamines Munch as an heir to existing 19th-century traditions such as impressionism.

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The Eye of Thomas Jefferson

This catalog, which marked the bicentennial of our nation’s founding in 1776, takes as its focus the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and provides an aesthetic biography of this Founding Father and his commitment to the arts and intellectual life of his time.

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The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici

The Flowering of Florence celebrates the close ties linking the arts and the sciences in Tuscany between the 16th and 18th centuries.

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The Forty-Fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998

This catalog accompanied a major exhibition that celebrated nearly 100 years of the Corcoran Gallery of Art biennial of contemporary American painting, examining those works the institution acquired from these shows.

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Frederic Edwin Church

This catalog accompanied a major exhibition devoted to the work of Frederic Edwin Church, marking the first time this great American artist’s most significant paintings appeared together.

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Frederic Remington: The Color of Night

This catalog includes three insightful essays discussing Remington’s series of 70 nocturnes within the literary, historic, aesthetic, and technological context of his time, as well as large reproductions of these stunning paintings, excerpts from Remington’s personal diaries and letters, and commentary from contemporary critics.

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French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism

The first of three volumes to catalog the Gallery’s 19th-century French paintings, this catalog includes 81 paintings that encompass contemporaneous, and sometimes conflicting, movements of romanticism, classicism, and realism.

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From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art

From Botany to Bouquets examines the origins of flower painting with a selection of botanical treatises, manuscripts, and watercolors by 16th- and 17th-century printmakers and draftsmen.

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Gemini G.E.L.: Recent Prints and Sculpture

This catalog includes highlights from recent editions created at Gemini G.E.L., all part of the Gemini G.E.L. Archive at the National Gallery of Art.

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German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries

This volume documents the collection of early German paintings in the National Gallery of Art, which includes outstanding works by such masters as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Hans Holbein the Younger, as well as the only painting by Matthias Grünewald in the United States.

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Gerrit Dou, 1613–1675: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt

This book, which accompanied the first international exhibition devoted exclusively to Dou’s works, provides an extraordinary opportunity to reassess the artist’s achievements and assembles 35 of Dou’s paintings that span his career.

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Gods, Saints, and Heroes: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt

Gods, Saints, and Heroes presents a comprehensive survey of Dutch history painting and reaffirms the accolades bestowed on this genre of art in the 17th century.

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Goya: Images of Women

This groundbreaking book is the first to examine the representations of women within Goya’s multifaceted art, and in so doing, it sheds new light on the evolution of his artistic creativity as well as the roles assumed by women in late 18th- and early 19th-century Spain.

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Important Information Inside: The Art of John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century America

Important Information Inside moves beyond the biographical and historical facts to examine one of America’s most intriguing still-life painters, John F. Peto, within the complex artistic and intellectual context of the late 19th century.

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The Impressionists at Argenteuil

Bringing together more than 50 paintings, this catalog examines the town of Argenteuil, located down the Seine from Paris where impressionists perfected their style, conceived the first impressionist exhibition of 1874, and hatched strategies for the promotion of their art.

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In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting

This catalog shows the development of the Italian tradition of open-air painting, from its origins in the work of British and French artists in the 1780s to its maturity in the works of Corot between 1825 and 1828.

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Italian Paintings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

This volume is the ninth published in the series of systematic catalogues of the National Gallery of Art collections and the first devoted exclusively to the Gallery’s great collection of Italian paintings.

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Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller

Jan Steen surveys the breadth of this Dutch artist’s achievement and provides an overview of his career with essays by noted scholars.

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Johannes Vermeer

This catalog accompanied the first exhibition ever devoted exclusively to Johannes Vermeer and includes essays from an international team of scholars who present ideas about Vermeer’s creative process, critical fortune, and technical means.

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Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance

Lorenzo Lotto discusses not only the artist’s biography and inspiration but also his mastery of allegory and portraiture, his supposed sympathy with the Protestant Reformation, the patrons of his altarpieces, and the so-called Lotto carpets.

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Manet and Modern Paris: One Hundred Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Photographs by Manet and His Contemporaries

To capture the mood of 19th-century Paris, this catalog features paintings, drawings, and prints by the impressionist artists who made Parisian life a central theme of their work and, to complete the picture, those of their immediate predecessors and followers.

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Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare

This catalog provides a rereading of Édouard Manet’s masterpiece The Railway that leads us on a fascinating tour through the “Europe” district of Paris, newly developed around the Saint-Lazare train station—the site of The Railway and the neighborhood in which Manet lived and worked during the 1870s.

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Mary Cassatt, 1844–1926

This catalog includes an introductory biography and notes as well as entries and reproductions for each work that was in the accompanying exhibition.

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Mondrian: The Diamond Compositions

This catalog concentrates on one of Mondrian’s great formal and expressive inventions—the diamond-shaped painting—and includes an essay on several aspects of these works as well as two in-depth studies.

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Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane

This catalog accompanied a comprehensive exhibition of the paintings of Fitz Hugh Lane and includes a chronology and essays on Lane’s views of Cape Ann, the Boston Harbor, and Mount Desert, as well as his depictions of vessels and an examination of his time in Maine with Frederic Edwin Church.

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Picasso: The Saltimbanques

Picasso: The Saltimbanques brings together a selection of the artist’s paintings with related prints and drawings by Picasso and others to trace the traditions of the Harlequin, Pierrot, and the jester, from their origins in the commedia dell’arte of the 17th century to their merger with the circus performers of Picasso’s day.

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Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes

This catalog examines—within a familial and cultural context—Raphaelle Peale’s decision to paint still lifes at a time when such subject matter was regarded as a secondary artistic concern.

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Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran accompanied the first retrospective of this great American landscape painter and includes documentary information and interpretive commentary.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre explores the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec along with that of his contemporaries and the ways in which they depicted the decadent life of Montmartre in the 1890s.

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The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting

Bringing together works from British country houses, this catalog shows in a broadly chronological way how these private collections were formed and demonstrates the country house’s role as a vessel of civilization.

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Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection

With more than 180 illustrations and an illuminating essay by Bruce Robertson, this catalog demonstrates the Ebsworth Collection’s rich and varied look at modern American art.

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Van Gogh’s Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

This catalog presents 70 paintings from the collection of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and includes an essay on the artist’s major themes and the different phases of his career.

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Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo’s Ginevra de’ Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women

Virtue and Beauty focuses on the extraordinary flowering of female portraiture in Florence from c. 1440 to c. 1540.

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Watteau: 1684–1721

Published on the 300th anniversary of his birth, this catalog accompanied the first international loan exhibition devoted to the art of the great French 18th-century artist Antoine Watteau.

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The Whole Truth. . .and Other Myths: Retelling Ancient Tales

This collection recounts Greek and Roman myths as depicted by some of the greatest masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art.

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Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer serves as a comprehensive monographic catalog of Homer and considers the artist through the lens of his artistic output.

Related Exhibitions

Aelbert Cuyp

American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850–1875

American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection

Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century

Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary

The Art of Paolo Veronese, 1528–1588

The Art of Paul Gauguin

Bellows: The Boxing Pictures

Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration

Degas: The Dancers

Edvard Munch: Symbols and Images

The Eye of Thomas Jefferson

The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici

Frederic Edwin Church

Frederic Remington: The Color of Night

From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art

Gemini G.E.L.: Recent Prints and Sculpture

Gerrit Dou, 1613–1675: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt

Gods, Saints, Heroes: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt

Goya: Images Of Women

Important Information Inside: The Art of John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century America

The Impressionists at Argenteuil

In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting

Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller

Johannes Vermeer

Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance

Manet and Modern Paris: One Hundred Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Photographs by Manet and His Contemporaries

Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare

Mary Cassatt 1844–1926

Mondrian: The Diamond Compositions

Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane

Picasso: The Saltimbanques

Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes

Thomas Moran

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre

The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting

Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection

Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo’s Ginevra de’ Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women

Watteau: 1684–1721

Winslow Homer