Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums William W. Robinson, Susan Anderson

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
15 Apr 2016
ISBN:
9780300208047
Imprint:
Harvard Art Museums
Dimensions:
416 pages: 305 x 229mm
Illustrations:
395 color + 43 b/w illus.

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. 

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