17th-18th Century Flemish Painting (Hardcover)
State Hermitage Museum Catalogue
Yale University Press, 9780300116861, 520pp.
Publication Date: December 16, 2008
Among the many treasures of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is its remarkable collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Flemish paintings—more than five hundred in all—including key works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, Snyders, and Teniers. Forming the core of the Hermitage’s Flemish collection, these works were acquired from all over Europe by the Empress Catherine II, and the collection has continued to develop. This magnificent volume is the first to provide detailed information in English with illustrations for every work.
More than 140 artists are represented in the collection and in this complete catalogue, which provides a comprehensive picture of the golden age of Flemish painting. Individual illustrated entries for every work are accompanied by detailed indexes and provenance information that provides a unique view of the history of collecting in Russia.
About the Author
Natalya Gritsay and Natalya Babina are the curators of Flemish Painting at the State Hermitage Museum.