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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The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent
The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, with more than 200 judiciously chosen works of art, includes manuscripts (with examples of Süleyman’s own poetry) as well as jeweled vessels, silks, painted ceramics, and other sumptuous objects created in the imperial studios under the guidelines established by the sultan.
The Age of the Baroque in Portugal
This catalog introduces audiences to the 18th century in Portugal, a remarkable period for both history and the history of art, with patrons encouraging a diversity of styles among the works they purchased and commissioned.
American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
This volume, the first printed catalog of the holdings of American drawings, watercolors, pastels, and collages of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, documents 1,784 works by 645 artists.
American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection
Aside from being one of the largest and most refined collections of early American furniture in private hands, the works included here from the collection of George and Linda Kaufman exemplify American craftsmanship at its highest quality and offer vivid lessons in the evolution of national and regional tastes during this highly productive period of our nation’s development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An American Sampler: Folk Art from the Shelburne Museum
This catalog marked the 40th anniversary of the Shelburne Museum, founded in 1947 by Electra Havemeyer Webb with her collection of American folk art.
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.
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.
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.
Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan
This catalog documents an exhibition that accompanied a scholarly symposium at Dumbarton Oaks on the results of the excavations of the ritual heart of the Aztec empire, Templo Mayor, and includes works from 23 collections.
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.
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.
The Art of the Pacific Islands
This catalog includes many works that had never before been published and demonstrates the diversity of cultures and art styles in the Pacific Islands.
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.
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.
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).
This catalog brings together all of Bellows’s boxing paintings, as well as most of the known drawings and lithographs on this theme.
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.
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.
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.
A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt
This catalog includes 140 drawings from the Gallery’s collection created between the years 1900 and 2000: those works that build on convention as well as those that defy it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings, Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets
The second volume to catalog the Gallery’s decorative arts collections primarily focuses on Chinese ceramics, but also includes Persian and Indian rugs and carpets, two 19th-century Chinese paintings, and a 17th-century coromandel screen.
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.
Drawing on America’s Past: Folk Art, Modernism, and the Index of American Design
This publication celebrated the 60th anniversary in 2002 of the acquisition by the National Gallery of Art of the Index of American Design, a collection of more than 18,000 watercolor renderings of American folk, popular, and decorative art.
The Drawings of Annibale Carracci
This catalog presents for the first time the drawings of Bolognese artist Annibale Carracci on their own, separate from works believed to be by his brother Agostino and cousin Ludovico.
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.
East Building, National Gallery of Art: A Profile
Published on the occasion of the opening of the East Building at the National Gallery of Art, this book provides a history of the building, the reasons for its construction, and an overview of the art and exhibitions it contained upon its unveiling.
This catalog, accompanying the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States on the topic, examines one of the richest periods in the history of Japanese art, a time when political stability enabled a vibrant popular culture to develop.
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.
European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century
This systematic catalogue of the collection of 19th-century European sculpture at the National Gallery of Art includes entries with a brief biography and selected bibliography for each sculptor, as well as related archival materials.
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.
The Far North: 2,000 Years of American Eskimo and Indian Art
This catalog presents a panoramic selection of art from the native cultures of America’s far north and celebrates the artistic heritage shared by the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean Eskimos and Alaska’s Indians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Schongauer to Holbein: Master Drawings from Basel and Berlin
This catalog accompanied an exhibition of nearly 200 quintessential examples of early German and Swiss drawings.
Gardens on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1200–1900
Gardens on Paper explores the garden theme in works of art on paper, including 15th-century codices, early engravings, drawings, books, and topographical plans, as well as through images of allegorical, secular, and even imaginary gardens.
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.
This catalog, accompanying the first monographic exhibition of the artist’s work to be presented in the United States, documents 52 of Ter Borch’s paintings—including some of his finest masterpieces—surveys the breadth of his achievement, and provides an overview of his career.
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.
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.
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.
The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from the People’s Republic of China
The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology examines the archaeological findings from the second half of the 20th century and how they have revised and informed our understanding of Chinese history and culture.
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.
The Greek Miracle: Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy, the Fifth Century B.C.
The Greek Miracle features 34 original Greek works of marble and bronze sculpture, displaying the development of the Greek classical style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture, 1185–1868
Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture explores the artistic legacy of daimyo, feudal lords and leaders of powerful warrior bands in medieval and early modern Japan.
Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment
This catalog accompanied the first international exhibition devoted to Houdon’s art. It provides insights into the history of the remarkable era during which he worked and discusses his sculpture in the rich context of the period
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.
Käthe Kollwitz aims to challenge and augment the emphasis on the social content of Kollwitz’s work by focusing on the artistic aspect of her achievement.
Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector
This catalog honors one of the founding benefactors of the National Gallery of Art and the Gallery’s foremost donor of prints and drawings.
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.
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.
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.
The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume I: French Books, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
This volume includes an introduction to French architecture followed by entries documenting almost four centuries of French books of classical architectural design and theory.
The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume II: British Books, Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries
The second volume in the Mark J. Millard architectural series, this publication catalogs almost 100 books published in Britain from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume III: Northern European Books, Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries
This third volume in a series documenting the architectural collection of Mark J. Millard includes more than 140 illustrated books in five languages, offering a perspective on northern European architectural styles from the Renaissance through the baroque and into the neoclassical period.
The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume IV: Italian and Spanish Books, Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
This volume focuses on the architectural publications created in Italy between 1486 and 1848, as well as a small sampling of Spanish books published between 1671 and 1800.
This catalog includes an introductory biography and notes as well as entries and reproductions for each work that was in the accompanying exhibition.
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts
Master Drawings reproduces drawings given by 28 donors as part of one of the first exhibitions in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art.
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.
The Nine-Ton Cat: Behind the Scenes at an Art Museum
The Nine-Ton Cat provides a behind-the-scenes look at the National Gallery of Art, its exhibitions and collections, and the many workers who enable the Gallery to achieve its mission.
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.
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.
Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych
This book, the first ever devoted to Netherlandish diptychs, examines approximately 40 pairs of paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, reuniting a number of diptychs that had long been separated and providing detailed documentation and technical analysis for each.
Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s: From the Collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art
Prints Abound probes the phenomenal outpouring of print publications in late 19th-century France and explores the artistic, technical, economic, and cultural circumstances of 1890s Paris.
The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt
The Quest for Immortality combines aesthetically fine examples of Egyptian art with a fascinating glimpse into what the ancient Egyptians believed would occur in the world to which they journeyed after death.
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.
The Sculpture of India, 3000 BC–1300 AD
This catalog, with 100 works spanning four millennia, gives an impression of Indian sculpture on the whole, encompassing the rich diversity of idioms that flourished in the ancient regions of the country.
Spanish Paintings of the Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
This systematic catalogue provides information on the small but distinguished collection of Spanish paintings at the National Gallery of Art, including artist biographical information and technical notes.
Sweden: A Royal Treasury, 1550–1700
Sweden: A Royal Treasury includes more than 100 precious objects that illustrate the splendor that surrounded the monarchy from 1550 to 1700 and provide insights into the political and cultural history of Sweden.
Thomas Moran accompanied the first retrospective of this great American landscape painter and includes documentary information and interpretive commentary.
Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages
The approximately 50 works documented in this volume offer a fresh look at this great master and presents a broad survey of Riemenschneider’s career.
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections
This catalog accompanied an exhibition of more than 100 works celebrating Ian Woodner’s collection of European master drawings as well as the exceptionally generous gifts that Ian and his daughters, Dian and Andrea, made to the National Gallery of Art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles Including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics
This volume, part of the project to publish the entire collection of the National Gallery of Art, includes medieval metalwork, stained glass, French Renaissance enamels, European ceramics, jewels in the Renaissance style, and a few other late medieval and Renaissance decorative arts of diverse types and materials.
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.
Winslow Homer serves as a comprehensive monographic catalog of Homer and considers the artist through the lens of his artistic output.