Nineteenth Century European Paintings

Sale price$250.00

Edited by Sarah Lees

With an essay by Richard Rand and technical reports by Sandra L. Webber and with contributions from Katharine J. Albert, Philippe Bordes, Dan Cohen, Kathryn Calley Galitz, Alexis Goodin, Marc Gotlieb, John House, Simon Kelly, Richard Kendall, Kathleen M. Morris, Leslie Hill Paisley, Kelly Pask, Elizabeth A. Pergam, Kathryn A. Price, Mark A. Roglán, James Rosenow, Zoë Samels, and Fronia E. Wissman

The core of the Clarks collection was assembled by Robert Sterling Clark (1877–1956), who once declared, I like all kinds of art if it is good of its kind. This monumental, two-volume publication is the first fully documented catalogue of the Institutes collection of European paintings. The quality of this collection reflects the founders philosophy in its inclusion of masterpieces as diverse as William-Adolphe Bouguereaus Nymphs and Satyr (1873) and Pierre-Auguste Renoirs A Box at the Theater (1880); works by academic painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme; Barbizon painters such as Camille Corot and Jean-François Millet; and the Impressionists Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas. More recent acquisitions include Théodore Rousseaus Farm in the Landes (1844–67) and Claude Monets Rouen Cathedral (c. 1892–94), and works by John Constable and J. M. W. Turner.

Published on the 100th anniversary of Sterling Clarks first purchase of a European painting, these handsome volumes document each of the 374 paintings in the collection, with essays by prominent scholars, detailed bibliographic and art historical apparatus, technical notes, and over 450 color illustrations.

Sarah Lees is associate curator of European art, and Richard Rand is the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator, both at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Sandra L. Webber is conservator of paintings at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center.

1,008 pages, 9 x 12
487 color plus 31 black-and-white illustrations
Published by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and distributed by Yale University Press
ISBN 978030017965 (hardcover)