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Renaissance and Baroque Paintings from the Sciarra and Fiano Collections
by:Richard E. Spear
The discovery of an unknown collection of old master paintings is today a rare occurrence. This volume catalogues and illustrates more than sixty Italian, French, German, and Netherlandish paintings of outstanding quality from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries (including several masterpieces by major Baroque artists, such as Guido Reni, Carlo...
The discovery of an unknown collection of old master paintings is today a rare occurrence. This volume catalogues and illustrates more than sixty Italian, French, German, and Netherlandish paintings of outstanding quality from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries (including several masterpieces by major Baroque artists, such as Guido Reni, Carlo Maratta, and Luca Giordano). The provenance of many of these previously unpublished paintings was the distinguished Barberini collection.The author received the 1972 Dana Borghese Prize for this contribution to the study of Renaissance and Baroque painting.Richard Spear is Associate Professor of Art at Oberlin College and Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. He earned his BA. at the University of Chicago, prior to graduate studies at Princeton University, where he was awarded his M.F.A. and Ph.D. A Fulbright Scholar to Italy in 1966-67, and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies during 1971-72, he has published numerous articles in various scholarly journals, including the Burlington Magazine, the Art Bulletin, the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, and Master Drawings. He organized the exhibition and wrote the catalogue of Caravaggio and His Followers, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1971, and currently is preparing a monograph' with catalogue raisonnÃ on Domenichino.
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