Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum - The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author(s): Nicholas Penny

Artists & Styles

A handsome introduction to one of the most important collections of Italian art in the United States

The preeminent collector Norton Simon amassed more than 100 Italian paintings during his 35-year career, and today they stand among the treasures of the Norton Simon Museum. In this catalogue--the first of two volumes devoted to the museum's Italian painting collection--noted art historian Sir Nicholas Penny pairs 47 paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries with in-depth commentary, skillfully interweaving tales from the artists' lives, observations on the artists' influences and patronage, and notes on provenance and frames. The works featured here include Guido Cagnacci's (1601-1663) impressive Conversion of the Mary Magdalene and Guercino's (1591-1666) formidable Aldovrandi Dog, among other works by such artists as Guido Reni (1610/12-1662), Luca Giordano (1634-1705), Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770), and Canaletto (1697-1768). This is an indispensable overview of one of the greatest collections of its kind in the United States.


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  • : 9780300250497
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : 2.85
  • : January 2021
  • : 1.5 Centimeters X 24.8 Centimeters X 28.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nicholas Penny
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 759.507479493
  • : 416