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Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

$ 65.00

By William W. Robinson; with contributions by Susan Anderson

Published 2016

ISBN: 978-0-300-20804-7
416 pages; 9 x 12 in.
391 color and 43 b/w illustrations
Paper over board

Published by the Harvard Art Museums
Distributed by Yale University Press

This superb book presents 100 notable examples from the Harvard Art Museums’ distinguished collection of Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings from the 16th to 18th century. Featuring such masters as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt van Rijn, the volume showcases beautiful color illustrations accompanied by insightful commentary on prevalent styles and techniques.

Genres that define this artistic period—landscape, scenes of everyday life, portraiture, and still life—are explored in detail. The book also presents the results of new conservation and technical study, including infrared analysis and scientific examinations of drawing materials. This revelatory new research has allowed previously illegible underdrawings and inscriptions in many of the artworks to surface for the first time, shedding light on longstanding mysteries of production and provenance.

The related exhibition, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt, is on display at the Harvard Art Museums from May 21 through August 14, 2016.

William W. Robinson is the Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, emeritus, at the Harvard Art Museums; and Susan Anderson is curatorial research associate for Dutch and Flemish drawings at the Harvard Art Museums, and curator of the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston.

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