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A Gift to America : masterpieces of European painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection

Author: Chiyo Ishikawa; Marilyn Perry; Edgar Peters Bowron; North Carolina Museum of Art.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Samuel Kress made an extraordinary gift to the nation of his outstanding collection of paintings and sculpture. This book is the catalog for an exhibition that celebrated this gift by reuniting a number of the choicest paintings that are now dispersed to many museums across the country. There is a compelling introduction that tells the story of the collection and how the Kress gift came to be, followed by a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gift to America.
New York : Abrams, ©1994
(OCoLC)622272074
Named Person: Samuel H Kress; Samuel H Kress; Samuel H Kress; Samuel H Kress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chiyo Ishikawa; Marilyn Perry; Edgar Peters Bowron; North Carolina Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0810933837 9780810933835 0810925621 9780810925625
OCLC Number: 28292277
Notes: "In association with the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco."
Catalog of an exhibition held at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Feb. 5-Apr. 24, 1994; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, May 22-Aug. 14, 1994; the Seattle Museum of Art, Sept. 15-Nov. 20, 1994; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Dec. 17, 1994-Mar. 4, 1995.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
Contents: The Kress Collection / Marilyn Perry --
The Kress Brothers and Their "Bucolic Pictures": The Creation of an Italian Baroque Collection / Edgar Peters Bowron --
Catalogue of the Exhibition.
Other Titles: Samuel H. Kress Collection.
Responsibility: Chiyo Ishikawa [and others] ; with essays by Marilyn Perry and Edgar Peters Bowron.

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"Samuel Kress made an extraordinary gift to the nation of his outstanding collection of paintings and sculpture. This book is the catalog for an exhibition that celebrated this gift by reuniting a number of the choicest paintings that are now dispersed to many museums across the country. There is a compelling introduction that tells the story of the collection and how the Kress gift came to be, followed by a detailed catalog featuring an excellent color reproduction of each painting in the exhibition"--Amazon.

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