If the Paintings Could Talk Michael Wilson, Andrew Marr

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
17 Feb 2009
ISBN:
9781857094251
Imprint:
National Gallery London
Dimensions:
176 pages: 210 x 140mm
Illustrations:
168 color illus.

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If the Paintings Could Talk reveals the hidden histories of paintings in the National Gallery, London. With a treasury of fascinating facts, discoveries, and tales, this book describes the flight a work took down a mountainside and the portrait that appeared in a James Bond film, among many other entertaining events and stories. An engaging, accessible, and highly original gallery guide that cross-references entries throughout, the book provides a unique tour of this remarkable collection.

Michael Wilson is former head of Exhibitions and Display at the National Gallery, London, and author of numerous books on 18th- and 19th-century French art.

"Packed with interest, this work is a rarity: an art book that will be read."-  Christopher Hirst, Independent, 23rd January 2009