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Leonardo da Vinci and the splendor of Poland : a history of collecting and patronage

Author: Laurie Winters; Dorota Folga-Januszewska; Milwaukee Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.; et al
Publisher: Milwaukee : Milwaukee Art Museum ; New Haven : [Distributed by] Yale University Press, ©2002.
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"This book presents an array of Western European and Polish paintings from Poland's most important national and private museums. A testimony to the remarkable history of collecting and patronage in Poland, the book showcases Leonardo da Vinci's magnificent Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani), but also includes important works by Hans Memling, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernardo Bellotto,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Léonard, de Vinci; Leonardo (da Vinci)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Winters; Dorota Folga-Januszewska; Milwaukee Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.; et al
ISBN: 0300097409 9780300097405 0944110959 9780944110959
OCLC Number: 49750554
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and on view there from September 13, 2002 through November 24, 2002; at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from December 8, 2002 through February 16, 2003; and at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, from March 8, 2003 through May 18. 2003."
Description: 327 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: The historical experience of Poland / Donald Pienkos --
Humanism and early patronage / Paul W. Knoll --
Internationalism and a pluralism of taste / Antoni Ziemba --
Enlightenment and royal patronage / Laurie Winters --
Connoisseurship and patriotism / Janusz Wałek --
The geography of Polish culture / Piotr S. Wandycz --
Temples of memory : museums and art schools in the service of national identity / Dorota Folga-Januszewska --
War and restitution / Wojciech W. Kowalski --
A history of impermanence / Andrzej Rottermund.
Responsibility: Laurie Winters ; essays by Dorota Folga-Januszewska ... [et al.].

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"This book presents an array of Western European and Polish paintings from Poland's most important national and private museums. A testimony to the remarkable history of collecting and patronage in Poland, the book showcases Leonardo da Vinci's magnificent Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani), but also includes important works by Hans Memling, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernardo Bellotto, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-LeBrun, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, and others." "In addition to commentary on each painting, the book brings to light Poland's long-overlooked cultural history."--BOOK JACKET.

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